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NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve

Posted By Emily Pilloton On January 16, 2008 @ 11:00 am In green gadgets,Innovation,New York City | 4 Comments

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While certain objects seem to be making big strides in sustainability, the humble cell phone is lagging a bit behind the curve – what with the lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals, as well as the relentless consumption, upgrading and disposable on which the entire industry is based. But Nokia has recently launched a new, more environmentally friendly cellphone called the 3310 Evolve [2]. The Evolve is a great example of a greener device, made from biomaterials and 60% recycled packaging. Right now these phones are only available in Europe (what Nokia – you don’t think there is a market for this in the US??), so if you want to check out this cute little eco phone in action, come by the Greener Gadgets Conference [3] on February 1st! But don’t get too attached — we haven’t heard of any launch date set for the US yet.

The 3310 Evolve boasts bio-covers/faceplates made from upwards of 50% renewable material. One of the other unique green features is the charger, which is Nokia’s most efficient, using 94% less energy than the Energy Star requirements.

Nokia as a company has shown real commitments to sustainability in the recent future- they were the first manufacturer to use alerts to tell users when their phones were charged (telling them to unplug their chargers- remaining plugged in after a full charge is a huge energy drain). They also launched a cell phone recycling program in New York [4], and they’re one of the sponsors of our Greener Gadgets Conference [3]!

+ Nokia 3310 Evolve [2]

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[2] 3310 Evolve: http://europe.nokia.com/A4739007

[3] Greener Gadgets Conference: http://www.greenergadgets.com/

[4] cell phone recycling program in New York: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/07/nokia-recycling-program-launches-in-nyc/

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