Vodafone says mobile industry key to cutting emissions
24 July 2009 — 10:03 AM
Recycling mobile phones is one way consumers can do their bit for the environment but Vodafone claims the mobile industry has the potential for more.
The network published a report this week with Accenture and suggested mobile technology could be used to reduce the continent's energy bill by 43 million (£36.95 million).
An example given was the ability of video conferencing cutting down the need to travel.
Mark Foster is group chief executive of Accenture's management consulting & integrated markets division and said the mobile sector could play a "pivotal role" in Europe's journey to a low-carbon economy.
Vodafone Group chief executive officer Vittorio Colao added: "Mobile technology, in particular smart solutions such as machine-to-machine services, can play in carbon abatement while at the same time offering a financial saving for our customers."
The news follows a recent report from LG that stated the company's success in reducing its carbon footprint by 2.1 million tons of carbon dioxide.
News brought to you by envirofone.com the UK's largest mobile phone recycling company
Mobile recycling could be an option for recipients of unwanted gifts30 December 2010 — 12:02 PM
People can get money for a phone they do not intend to use.
Selling mobile can create chance to buy HTC Desire HD29 December 2010 — 3:54 PM
People who enjoy a large screen may find all they want in the HTC Desire HD.