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Samsung Unveils New Eco-Friendly Replenish and Restore Smart Phones

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On April 18, 2011 @ 9:36 am In Green Products,Greener Gadgets,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Samsung, green phone, eco-friendly phone, recyclable phone [1]

Samsung has announced that its new line of recyclable smart phones [2] will featureĀ an Android phone called the Replenish [3] and a feature phone called Restore [4]. The Replenish is an energy-efficient phone made of 34.6 percent post-consumer recycled plastics and is 82 percent recyclable itself, also claiming to use fewer environmentally sensitive materials such as PVC, brominated flame retardants, beryllium, and phthalates. A battery cover with solar cells [5] on the back can be purchased as an accessory and the phone is packaged in recyclable materials [6] that are printed with soy ink.

Samsung, green phone, eco-friendly phone, recyclable phone [7]

The Restore also uses fewer environmentally sensitive materials and is both energy efficient [8] and composed of recycled materials. The Restore will be offered to Virgin Mobile customers without an annual contract beginning today, and is available with an inexpensive $25 per month unlimited data plan. The Replenish will be available May 8 for $50 with a 2-year service agreement.

+ Samsung [9]

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[2] smart phones: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=smart+phone

[3] Replenish: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SPH-M580ZKASPR

[4] Restore: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SPH-M570ZKASPR

[5] solar cells: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar+cells

[6] recyclable materials: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=recyclable+materials

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/samsung-unveils-new-ecofriendly-replenish-and-restore-smart-phones/rsz_samsung-eco-freindly-phones-restore/

[8] energy efficient: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=energy+efficient

[9] + Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/

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