>Hey Eco-Consumers! Want help finding your next phone?

>Any eco-consumer who has ever started upon the task of purchasing a new gadget knows what a daunting task it can be. Where do we start? What features are we looking to find? What do all those abbreviations mean? Can we really trust the sales people to be giving us information that will be helpful for what we individually want?

As the world continues to grow more technology oriented it will be helpful to have some set standards in place. Something that we can use to compare gadgets in a way that makes sense to the non-tech-savvy.
For now, let’s focus on which phones and phone accessories are making a commotion in the sustainable world today.

Palm Pre Plus…
The least eco-friendly phone

Starting from rock bottom and moving up, we can automatically eliminate the Palm Pre Plus which, according to this blog, are the least eco-friendly phones around.Although after all the other bad press Palm received for the most recent phones, it’s comes as no surprise that they would also have forgotten about one of the biggest initiatives going on in the world right now as well.

Sony Ericsson Elm Phone
One of the top eco-friendly phones

But don’t lose hope! There are some phones that have been designed specifically to be greener, even literally. The Samsung E200Eco, is not only a green color, but is made with Bioplastics and marketed on a greener platform. Even more successful is the Sony Ericsson Elm, which seems to have climbed pretty high on the charts of most eco-friendly phones. (And it still includes all those nifty step-counting features that I loved when I had a Sony Ericsson). I found a couple of contradictory lists, but while the orders may be slightly different they all included the same top 5 eco-friendly phones.

Bioserie Bioplastic Cases for the iPhone
Made from plants with focus on sustainable
supply chains and manufacturing

There are even some phone accessories that are focused on sustainability. Bioserie makes bioplastic cases for  both of maybe the most talked about gadgets of the day, the iPhone4 and the iPad. Which means that their cases are made “from dead plants” as Gizmodo so eloquently lays it down for us.

Of course these aren’t the only phones paving the way to a more eco-friendly connectivity. But for now, if you’re looking to find a phone that is environmentally conscious, hopefully you aren’t opposed to all of your options being green.


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