Motorola’s first ‘green’ phone made from old plastic bottles
Motorola's alliance with Carbonfund. org has resulted in the production of the MOTO W233 - the first 100 percent recyclable mobile handset in the world - which will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Manufactured from the plastics of recycled water bottles, the W233 is a certified carbon free, eco-friendly phone. The requirement of carbon dioxide, for making and operating the handset, has been counterbalanced by Motorola - due to its investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation.
Not only is the new Motorola device a 'green' product itself, even the box and the materials inside it are printed on 100 percent "post-consumer recycled paper." The postage-paid recycling envelope in the box can be used by the customers to send back their current mobile phone for recycling, that too, free of cost!
Sales of the phone, to begin in the ongoing quarter, will be handled by Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA.
Though the detailed specifications of the handset are still awaited, the W233 is a dual-band GSM handset; featuring CrystalTalk technology, messaging capabilities, and a likely nine-hour talk time.
"Today, natural resources, energy and time are more precious than ever before," said Jeremy Dale, corporate vice president, global marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices. "From the product's design, to the packaging to our partnership with Carbonfund. org, we wanted to ensure that this device makes the right impact with consumers and the environment."
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