07 Jun '12, 12pm

400 Million "Green" Cell Phones Will Be Shipped by 2017

A new report by Juniper Research has a positive forecast for the cell phone market over the next five years. The report states that 392 million "green" handsets, or those with at least 50 percent recycled content and made without certain hazardous chemicals, will be shipped by 2017. Half of those will be smart phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate Android phone pictured above, made from 80 percent recycled content. As Cellular News reports , It's expected that 31 million of these cell phones will be shipped this year meaning the amount of these more environmentally-friendly phones on the market will grow by 13 times in just five years. Cell phones can be a mighty tool for environmentalism . They're in the hands of more than half of the world's population, which means they can serve as a fast and easy way for people to mobilize to protect habitats and species, while sm...

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