Poll: Recycling mobile phone parts could be key

23 February 2009 — 3:42 PM

Recyclable parts could be important for eco phones

The most important aspect of an ecologically-friendly phone would be recyclable parts, a new poll has discovered.

Undertaken by the Nokia Conversations blog, the survey asked readers what they thought would be the key feature in a greener mobile.

The research follows Nokia's recognition last week at the GSMA event in Spain, where it was highlighted for its environmental efforts. The company is also able to recycle up to 80 per cent of its 5630 XpressMusic phone.

Recyclable sections and parts took the top spot in the poll, with 26.79 per cent of the voters choosing this option.

Over a quarter (25.89 per cent) thought natural power capabilities - i.e. a solar-powered handset - was the crucial factor, while 13.39 per cent said an eco-charger was of greatest importance.

Mobile recycling and the ability to reuse and pass phones on were also noted, as was less packaging and longevity.

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