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Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

Posted By Rebecca Paul On August 10, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In green gadgets,Green Graphics & Packaging,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Uncategorized | 3 Comments


The Reclaim [1]Samsung [2] and service partner Sprint’s [3] newest green phone – has innovative features that go beyond the bare bones that similar products like Motorola’s W233 Renew [4] phone offers. This eco-conscious smart-phone is 80 percent recyclable and made mostly of corn-based bio-plastics [5], but that’s not all this compact phone has up its green sleeves.


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 [6] 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 [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Reclaim: http://green.sprint.com/reclaim.php?id9=SEM_Google_C_Sprint_Samsung

[2] Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/

[3] Sprint’s: http://www.sprint.com/index.html/?id9=SEM_Google_P_Sprint_Top_Sprint_Branded

[4] Motorola’s W233 Renew: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/07/motorola-renew-w233-cellphone/

[5] corn-based bio-plastics: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/09/ces-fujitsu-corn-based-laptop/

[6] Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre: http://support.nature.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index_aaa

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