On November 7th, Samsung will be introducing the Evergreen, a new eco phone. This phone may look like your average cell phone to the plain eye, but don’t let that fool you. This phone is actually eco-friendly. How can a phone be eco-friendly you ask? Here is a list of how the Samsung Evergreen is an eco phone:
- The phone is built from 70% recycled post-consumer materials
- The packaging is made from 80% recycled post-consumer paper
- The packaging uses soy ink
- The manual is a CD, instead of the usual paper manual
- The charger for the phone uses 75% less energy
- Eco ringtones and wallpaper accompany the eco phone theme
In addition to being eco-friendly, this phone is also budget friendly. It will sell for $29.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Samsung also promises to donate $1 for every Evergreen device sold to the non profit organization Cell Phones for Soldiers, up to $100,000.
The Evergreen is the third phone introduced by Samsung that is eco-friendly. Samsung debuted the Reclaim in 2009. This phone has an outer casing of bio-plastic material (corn). Samsung then introduced the Restore, which sports an outer casing made with 27% post consumer recycled plastic. The phone itself is 84% recyclable and is powered by an Energy Star qualified energy efficient charger.
Samsung believes it is their responsibility to do business in a way that enriches the planet. This is why they are the leader in delivering innovative eco-friendly products to consumers.