Motorola Announces Recycled-Bottle Phone

By January 12, 2009 2 comments

Motorola has unveiled the Moto W233 Renew, a mobile phone made of recycled bottles. “Not only is the plastic housing of Renew made from plastics comprised of recycled water bottles and 100 percent recyclable, but it is al

so the world’s first carbon neutral phone,” says the company’s press release. Making the housing out of recycled water bottles reduces energy needed to produce the phone by 20 percent.

Motorola calls the Renew “the world’s first carbon neutral phone.” It was developed in alliance with, investing in renewable energy resources and reforestation to offset the carbon dioxide used for manufacturing, distributing and operating the phone. The box the Renew is packaged in was designed 22 percent smaller to reduce waste.

The phone has nine hours of talk time, which lessens the amount of recharging needed. The W233 Renew was unveiled last week at CES in Las Vegas.

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[...] produit innovant : le téléphone Motorola W233 Renew. Renew parce qu’il est fabriqué à partir de bouteilles de plastique recyclées. Résultat, [...]

Submitted by Energie : le lien à l’économie « GreenGen (not verified) - on January 13, 2009 at 04:19 am

Now this is what the rest of the big companies in the world need to use an example. Using recycled plastics to make new ones make so much sense. Not only does it save money but reduces our footprint on the the enviornment as well. If we can eventually get to a point where it is 50/50 on recycle and new then we may just be able to reverse the destructive path we have been on. Good job Motorola.

Submitted by Jeff (not verified) - on April 09, 2009 at 04:08 pm

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