Eco-Friendly Handset

Korean electronic giant carries on with its green strategy with a new phone made from old water bottles

Samsung has launched the Blue Earth mobile handset, which has a touchscreen and is made from post-consumer material (PCM), which comes from old water bottles.

Having already released the so-called eco-friendly Reclaim, Samsung says they have used the reclaimed material for the new phone to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions during the manufacturing process. It also is claimed to be free PVC, phthalate and brominated flame retardants.

Other features include a pedometer and emissions reduction calculator and what is claimed to be a 5-star energy efficient charger.

No release date has been announced for Australia.