Sony Ericsson’s Elm is the most sustainable mobile handset on sale, according to O2. This reading was taken from the eco-rating system that had been set up by the mobile phone operator.
The list that they put out has six manufacturers on it, with the conspicuous absence of RIM and Apple. The Elm, part of the Greenheart family – Sony Ericsson’s eco friendly phones – got a score of 4.3 out of 5. Sony Ericsson has six models in the top ten list of most eco-friendly phones.
The phone’s eco-friendliness comes from the fact that it is made of recycled plastics; has a green calculator, an e-manual. It also comes to the customer with minimum packaging and is reported to be free of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment.
The Elm is available through O2 on a £10 per month contract and can be had for £100 per month. This is extremely appealing for a phone that has a 5-megapixel camera and also noise shields for clear calls.
LG’s Etna was the last on the eco-rating system with a score of 2.7. The least eco-friendly list had five LG models, with scores of 3.2 or less.