Do you worry about what happens to the millions of old mobile phones that are discarded each year?
Trendhunter reports on the bamboo phone that has taken modern recycling methods and environmental consciousness into major consideration.
It is not only biodegradable, but when it is thrown in the compost, seeds stored within it are released and begin to sprout new shoots.
Once the phone is no longer of use, the user removes the battery, antenna and print board and tosses the casing, which is filled with seedlings, in the compost.
These new seedlings will eventually become bamboo plants, the thought behind it being that they will counteract the environmental impacts made by the manufacturing process.
Could a modern electronic devise possibly get any more eco friendly? It was entered in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition by Gert-Jan van Breugel, a designer from the Netherlands.
The bamboo phone’s casing consists of bio-plastic made of renewable materials like corn as well as bamboo.
Plus its battery is recharged via muscle power, to further reduce impact on the environment. Three minutes of cranking gives the phone enough juice for a call.
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