O2 Implements Eco-Rating System for Mobile Phones

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Mobile Phones

Leading UK mobile phone network, O2 has recently launched a new eco-rating system for all mobile handsets from different manufacturers.

The new system has been backed by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, HTC and Palm but Apple have decided to opt out.

The new system rates each handset based on the overall environmental impact over its lifespan, the raw materials each one uses, any impacts that are caused by its manufacture, how much packaging is used, how energy efficient each one is and how easy they can be recycled or re-used.

Top of the list at the moment is one of Sony Ericsson’s Greenheart phones, The Sony Ericsson Elm which gets 4.3 out of 5 for sustainability. The Elm is made from recycled plastics, contains no hazardous chemicals and is very energy efficient due to its lower power charger. It also has an eco app pre-installed and a green calculator.

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