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Eco Friendly Cell Phones
Eco friendly cell phones are playing catch up. With landfills piling up electronic waste, green cell phones cannot come too soon. From the use of cases that biodegrade to solar power to low carbon emissions, the early eco friendly phones are hoping to claim the lead in trends for improving the environment. [MORE...]
Available in a titan silver and white color, the LG Optimus Elite is environment friendly and yet stylish, feature-rich and highly customizable.
The Android smartphone has a 3.5-inch touch-screen, a rear-facing 5 mega-pixel camera and camcorder with flash. Other features include a virtual QWERTY keyboard and support for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The LG Optimus Elite also comes with near field communication (NFC) so you can use apps like Google Wallet for mobile payments.
The Samsung Intensity II cell phone is made partly from recycled plastic. The phone's exterior battery cover is made from 35 percent post-consumer materials, which is recycled plastic extracted from water bottles or other recycled polycarbonate materials.
This eco friendly phone is feature-rich, boasting a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a music player, one-touch access to social networking sites, and a 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision. It also includes a calendar and ringtones.
Intensity II helps monitor your carbon footprint with an eco-calculator that tracks car fuel mileage, efficiency and estimated amount of carbon dioxide emitted.
Samsung Reclaim is reportedly the first U.S. phone with components partially made from bio-plastic materials, including corn and petroleum derivatives. Constructed from 80 percent recyclable materials, Reclaim received TreeHugger.com's Best of Green: Best New Cell Phone Award in the Science and Technology category.