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.