Made from 80pc recyclable materials Samsung’s new Reclaim handset is the most eco-friendly QWERTY mobile phone to date.
The Reclaim, available exclusively on the Sprint network in the US, is the first phone in the US to be made from bio-plastic materials and is part of Sprint’s move to become an environmentally conscious leader in the telecoms industry.
With every purchase of the Reclaim phone -which launches on 16 August – US$2 will de donated by Sprint to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program in the US.
"This generous donation from Sprint will help us protect and restore some of America’s most beautiful and ecologically-important landscapes for future generations to enjoy," said Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
"We applaud Sprint’s sustainability efforts, as innovation and new technology are crucial to the future of conservation."
The Samsung Reclaim will cost less than US$50 on a two-year agreement because Sprint is offering a US$30 instant rebate and a US$50 mail-in rebate.
There is no news on when or if the Samsung Reclaim will become available in Europe in 2009.