With people refreshing their kit ever year, to year and a half, it means truck loads of used and unwanted electronics. Recycling is such a massive undertaking here in California that we pay a recycling fee anytime we buy a cell phone, mp3 player, etc. Sony Ericsson, with all this in mind, has developed a concept phone that is constructed of eco friendly materials. It features a bio plastic housing, recycle keypads, e-manuals, and recycled packaging. The phone your seeing is purely conceptual and is intended to serve as a benchmark for SE and other companies of the same ilk.
Of note, with the advent of software upgradeable phones we’ll hopefully begin to see longer refresh cycles on people’s equipment.