Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Pop Bottle Phone
In keeping with my goal of looking for items which help improve the way we use our planet, which reduce our impact and make life a bit more sustainable, here's an interesting idea. A phone whose casing is made from recycled pop bottles - load knows there are enough of them around to await recycling!
Here's what Motorola has to say about their new device...
Motorola said it was the world's first carbon neutral phone. As well as using recycled materials for the plastic casing, the company also pledged to offset the carbon dioxide used in manufacturing, distribution and operation of the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation.
I know I sometimes take a phone with me when I paddle and while this one lacks all the games and video cams and built-in hair salon features of many phones, I'd look at it if all you need is a phone.
Motorola is also producing the Tundra phone. This one is not so eco-friendly, but is made tundra tough and includes walkie-talkie functions for the macho types out there. I'm passing on both cell phones. I already have one I seldom use!