Mobile phones are made up of plastics. To prevent the amount of plastics piled up in landfills, mobile phones are now being recycled just like any other plastics.
This attention to the impact of mobile phone materials on waste and recycling is how Green Mobile phones came onto the scene.
Growing Mobile Phone Use: Mobile phones have become more than just useful gadgets these days. From making a call for pizza or working on the go, to engaging yourself in a social media network or sending email from the train, mobile phones are part of our lives. According to reports mobile phone ownership exceeded 1 billion units in 2009. This increasing mobile phone usage and mobile phone manufacturing is having severe environmental impacts.
Calls from Mobile Phone Creates CO2: Making phone calls through our mobile phones uses electricity, which contributes to the production of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is the chemical largely responsible for global warming. The more hours you spend making a phone call using your mobile phone adds up to the amount of CO2 added in the atmosphere.
Green Mobile Phones: The idea behind green phones is to make mobile phones more environmental friendly. Green mobile phones are manufactured with reduced amounts of environmental-harming chemicals such as lead, mercury, brominates, flame retardants and cadmium. Their batteries last for hours and that means these are energy saving devices that don’t need to be charged as often as the other non-green mobile phones. Top mobile phone manufacturers are already doing this and are supplying their customers with environmental friendly chargers as well. Additionally, in terms of packaging, mobile phone manufacturers are now using smaller boxes usually made out of recycled materials. Green mobile phones are basically made the same way as the other non-green mobile phones, so there isn’t a drastic increase in price and they have comparable features. The bonus is that the latter are manufactured with environmental care in mind. The next time you buy or upgrade your mobile phone, consider asking your carrier if there are any green manufactured mobile phones available for your service.