Motorola presents its new MOTO W233 Renew cell phone at CES 2009, this handset is the first that is made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles. You can find the full specs at Motorola.
MOTO W233 Renew delivers the quality you expect from a Motorola device
while empowering you to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only is the plastic
housing of Renew made from plastics comprised of recycled water bottles and
100 percent recyclable, but it is also the world's first carbon neutral phone.
Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide
required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments
in renewable energy sources and reforestation. The phone has earned
Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree(R) Product Certification after an extensive
product life-cycle assessment.
"Today, natural resources, energy and time are more precious than ever
before," said Jeremy Dale, corporate vice president, global marketing,
Motorola Mobile Devices. "From the product's design, to the packaging to our
partnership with Carbonfund.org, we wanted to ensure that this device makes
the right impact with consumers and the environment."
When designing the packaging, Motorola was able to reduce its size by 22
percent and the box and all of the materials inside are printed on 100 percent
post-consumer recycled paper. In addition, a postage-paid recycling envelope
in box makes it easy to return your previous mobile phone for recycling at no
Renew was designed for eco-conscious consumers as well as the millions of
people who put making phone calls as their number one priority in a mobile
phone. With nine hours of talk time, CrystalTalk technology and messaging
capabilities, Renew makes environmental responsibility affordable for
consumers everywhere. Renew will first be available at T-Mobile USA in Q1