Nokia gets Eco-Friendly, plans to release about 40 New Biodegradable Mobile Phones soon

Nokia logo Being eco-friendly is the “in-thing” and why shouldn’t it be!? What goes around, comes around and for sure the way we treat our environment surely affects us in the most direct and undeviating way. So if you want to live a healthy life, keep your environment healthy. One of the key ways to maintain an ecological balance of course would be to use products with biodegradable components that can be easily recycled. Mobile phone giant Nokia is doing exactly that!

Sensing the need to keep the environment at its best, Nokia is apparently rolling out 40 new mobile phone handsets in 2008. All the devices will comprise of biodegradable components that can be easily recycled.

India’s Business Standard newspaper cited D Shivakumar, VP and managing director, Nokia India as stating, “We will be using biodegradable phone covers, recyclable battery designs that use less harmful toxic materials and energy efficient accessories for all our forthcoming phones. Already, we have eliminated the use of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in all our phones.”

The Finnish company going a step further is also looking at putting a pre-addressed prepaid postage bag within each box when a phone is sold. This will essentially enable users to return their older handsets for recycling purposes, without shelling out anything from their pockets.

Closest to launch could be the Nokia 3110, which is reportedly sixty-five percent recyclable. The company has plans to decrease the power consumption of mobile phone chargers by 50% by 2010.

In the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics 2007 edition, Nokia was ranked as the numero uno green company, which speaks enormously about the company’s interest towards keeping the environment green.