Rebecca Paul

Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

by , 08/10/09

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The ReclaimSamsung and service partner Sprint’s newest green phone – has innovative features that go beyond the bare bones that similar products like Motorola’s W233 Renew phone offers. This eco-conscious smart-phone is 80 percent recyclable and made mostly of corn-based bio-plastics, but that’s not all this compact phone has up its green sleeves.

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Although there may be some criticism on the sustainability factor of the maize-made material, you can’t deny that Samsung has made giant efforts to produce a product that is not only green, but also services the needs of today’s consumer. Most of us rely on our cellular telephone as a way of staying connected to the different types of communication we have grown accustomed to, and thankfully the people at Samsung equipped the Reclaim with a QWERTY keyboard, 3G network, GPS and one-click access to social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. They have also eliminated the paper manual and its recyclable packaging is printed with soy-based ink. In addition to the “green” materials used to produce this phone, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse also announced that $2 of every Reclaim’s sale would go to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program.

Even though it isn’t yet perfectly green, the Reclaim seems to be a product that will lead competitors in the right direction.

+ Samsung

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3 Comments

  1. hottie March 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    is the phone that is made out of corn recyclable

  2. yiu.chuanhui November 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Hello, I am a MA student from University of the Arts London
    This is my survey about sustainable design and sustainable cell phone design
    Hope people can participate in to share their opinions
    Thank you very much
    http://sustainabledesign.questionpro.com

  3. muttebi jackson September 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    this an oustanding device on market top of range innovative simple product that will reduce carbon emision with great focus on customers satifaction and increased return on investment to samsung company. such device will standout encouraging postive competion for other companies to step up

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