Sprint and Samsung Further Green Efforts with Restore
Apr 20, 2010, 9:02 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint and Samsung today announced the new Restore, a phone made from recycled materials. Samsung says that 84% of the Restore's materials can be recycled at the end of the device's life and it comes with an Energy Star rated charger. It features a sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera with video capture, optical joystick, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. Other features include stereo Bluetooth and navigation support. The Restore will become available later this summer for $50 after rebates with new agreement.
Samsung recycles its attempt at bringing a recycled (and recyclable) phone to Sprint. Does the Restore restore our faith in Samsung?
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This mandate went out to the 4000+ Sprint stores. That is over 20,000 pages of paper wasted.
I said it before, and I'll say it again. The only green these companies care about is how much green they think they will make by suckering environmentally conscious customers into believing that Sprint actually gives a damn about the environment.
...So it sounds to me like Sprint isn't the hypocrite.....
I like the "green" effort, but it feels kind of lame.
And as far as I know, and I am more often wrong then not, but doesn't it consume more natural resources to recycle than it does to make new phones out of new material?
I hope and think Sprint will rebound