Samsung Launch New Easy To Recycle Phone

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 4:57 pm

A new phone by Samsung is being launched which claims to be ‘green’.  The aptly named Samsung Evergreen Smartphone features a 2.4 inch display, a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.0 megapixel digital camera and video camcorder, dual-band 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM technology.

The new phone has been produced using 70% recycled post-consumer plastics and the packaging uses 80% recycled post-consumer paper.  The Samsung Evergreen is free of PVC2, BFR3 and Beryllium so meets the strict
“Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive” standards.  It is energy efficient, using a charger powered by Energy Star Version 2.0.

The paper used in the packaging for the phone uses soy ink and is 100% recyclable.  Instead of the traditional paper user guide, Samsung have produced a CD which includes an interactive tutorial and user manual.

The phone is being launched in the USA by mobile phone provider AT&T who are planning to donate $1 for every Samsung Evergreen phone they sell to the programme ‘Cell Phones for Soldiers’.  The non-profit organisation aims to raise money by mobile phone recycling to help soliders serving overseas.  Samsung and AT&T hope to encourage consumers not only to help the environment by recycling at the end of a phone’s life, but to help the charity as well.

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