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Nokia: Green handsets still years away

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:green phone? recycled materials? ecophone?

Mobile phones from recycled materials are still a few years away from reaching consumers' hands, said Markus Terho, director at Nokia's environmental affairs unit.

This is according to a Reuters report, which quoted the Nokia senior official as saying that the company expects the green push will boost demand and that it will become a competitive factor.

The handset maker has been promoting recycling cellphones and materials used in phones and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo unveiled an ecophone concept phone at a trade show in Barcelona in February.

Terho explained that the lack of availability of recycled materials in very large scale would delay the take off of such phones. He assured though that green phones will be offered in a few years, saying that recycled materials already accounted for 40-60 percent of the metal parts in Nokia's current phones.

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