Feeds

Samsung builds phone from corn

A-maize-ing

The Power of One Infographic

A mobile phone with a case made entirely from an eco-friendly material has been unveiled by Samsung.

The case wrapping Samsung’s E200 is constructed entirely from what the manufacturer calls “bio-plastic,” which it's previously claimed is more environmentally friendly because it's naturally extracted from corn rather than hydrocarbons.

Samsung claimed that two tons of CO2 emissions are saved each time one ton of E200 cases are produced from bio-plastic rather than oil-based plastic.

Samsung_E200

Samsung's E200 has an eco-friendly case

The E200 brings Samsung’s eco-friendly phone total to three handsets, with the W510 and F268 having been announced earlier this year. However, the E200’s entire case is made from this tree hugging material, whereas the W510’s and F268’s cases were only partly constructed from the bio-plastic.

Samsung’s latest handset, and its charger, is also free from harmful bromine-infused flame retardants.

The electronics firm isn’t the first to go down the green-phone path. The faceplate of Nokia's 3110 Evolve handset – a review of which is available here - is made from 50 per cent recycled materials.

The E200 sports tri-band GSM/GPRS/Edge connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a slot for Micro SD cards.

The E200's release date and price have yet to be announced.

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.