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Samsung Launches Its Greenest Cellphone Yet

John Platt, July 08, 2010

No cell phone is completely eco-friendly, but the new Samsung Restore comes a lot closer than most.

The Restore ($49.99 from Sprint) is made from 27% recycled materials. The packaging, meanwhile, is 100% recyclable, so there are no annoying plastics or other crap to get in the way of you enjoying your new phone.

Oh, and that's just the beginning of the Restore's lifecycle. When you're done with it, 77% of the phone be recycled. (Or is that re-recycled at that point?)

The phone comes with an Energy Star-rated charger, which helps reduce "vampire power" suckage when you leave your phone plugged in too long.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Restore meets a long list of criteria Samsung itself has set for the eco-friendliness of its products. The phone is made with low levels of PVC, BFRs, Phthalates and Beryllium, making it compliant with RoHS criteria for recyclability.

If you're in the market for a new phone, and you're a Sprint customer, give the Restore a look. You might like what you see.

Tags: Cell Phones, Eco-friendly, Green Ideas, Green Phones, Recyclable, Rohs

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