BT launches green phone range
BT has launched a new range of new energy-efficient phones, as part of its efforts to cut carbon emissions and save on power bills.
The telecommunications company claims that 90 per cent of its home phone range will be more energy efficient by July, at no extra cost to customers.
As well as featuring low-energy handsets, with new range will also reduce the amount of packaging and size of the instructions that accompany each phone.
"BT has continued to address environmental concerns by launching phones that consume approximately half the electricity of previous models; this will make a major contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions," said Gavin Patterson, the group managing director of the firm's consumer division.
"We know that our customers are just as keen to reduce environmental impact and through these phones we will jointly make a significant difference."
According to BT figures, replacing all its home phones with energy-efficient alternatives will provide 195,000 tonnes of reduced carbon emissions over the next three years.
Last week the UK's leading consumer electronics manufacturers lent their support to a new government-backed initiative aiming to reduce the retail available of energy efficient goods.
Article Date: 21 January 2008
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