Nokia reveals 'eco-friendly' phone
Nokia has revealed a prototype for 'Remade', a new mobile phone made from recycled materials.
The Finnish phone manufacturer made the design public at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, with the product's casing and keypad created from recycled materials.
In an attempt to further illustrate its commitment to sustainability in its products, Nokia also claimed that many of its electrical components are also derived from recycled sources.
"It really shows what can be done with materials," the firm's chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told reporters at the conference. "It is only a concept now - I cannot make a phone call - but it gives you an insight into how we think we can break new ground."
While the displaying of the new phone was the first time it had been shown in public, Nokia has not announced any plans for the Remade to enter production.
However, the Nokia 3110 Evolve, a mobile phone with bio-covers made from 70 per cent recycled material and offering packaging made of 60 per cent recycled content, is expected to be made available to consumers in the near future.
Article Date: 13 February 2008
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