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Published on September 29th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz


GreenHeart Concept Phone Spotted in Copenhagen

September 29th, 2008 by  


GoodCleanTech reports that the Sony Ericsson Greenheart Concept phone was spotted at a Sony event last week in Copenhagen. The phone will be an amalgam of “green” factors, including a bio-plastic shell, HTML-based manuals, a recycled plastic keypad and an energy-efficient charger that uses only 3.5 mW of power during standby.

In comparison, most efficient cell-phone chargers use 30 mW on standby.

The Greenheart concept was announced last week along with a new environmental warranty for Sony Ericsson phones. With the warranty, the phones can be recycled anywhere in the world if brought to designated drop-off areas. Currently, there are over 500 drop-off areas, and Sony plans to add more in the future.

The release date for the Greenheart phone is currently unknown, but its design should be an inspiration for all cell-phone manufacturers striving for environmental friendliness. 


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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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