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Motorola phone made from recycled plastic bottles

Phone thought to be world's first carbon neutral handset

Motorola is offering environmentally conscious mobile phone users a handset made from recycled plastic bottles.

The phone manufacturer says the MOTO W233 Renew, which is expected to unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, is 100 percent recyclable.

Motorola also claims the handset is the world's first carbon neutral phone, as it offsets the carbon dioxide emissions generated during manufacturer and distribution of the handset. The phone has been awarded the Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree product certification.

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"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."

Motorola is also poackaging the handset in a green box, which is 22 percent smaller than usual handset packaging and, along with all of the manuals and materials included in the box, is printed 100 percent 'post-consumer recycled paper'. A pre-paid recycling envelope is also included in the box, so consumers can return their previous mobile phone for recycling, at no cost.

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The Motorola MOTO W233 RENEW is made from recycled plastic bottles

Details of the handset and its features have yet to be released, but it is thought the phone will be dual-band and will offer users nine hours of talk time. It will be made available in US in spring 2009. There are currently no details of the European launch of the phone.

See also: Motorola launches 5Mp cameraphone

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