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06. 16. 2008

Eco mobile phone made of corn - coming from Samsung

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If you can't sleep at night thinking about the environmental damage caused by your need to have a new cell phone every six months, you'll be glad to know that eco-friendly cell phones made of corn flour are about to be launched in Korea by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung SCH-W510 has a battery cover and other parts made of bio-plastic constructed from corn starch and other environmentally friendly materials. The W-510 is the first of its kind from Samsung, and, according to PCWorld, the handset contains no heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium). Apparently, the high price of oil is partially responsible for this renewed interest in using plastics made of corn in manufacturing.

Via Telecoms Korea, by way of textually.org.

Posted by lydia    Category: cell phones | current affairs | eco
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K:

Awesome! I'm severely allergic to corn. I already avoid plastics made of corn, purely based on fear. Since corn isn't a widely known allergy, I wonder if they'll have to disclose its materials on the package.

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