Nokia may well be in financial trouble with its downgraded Q2 forecast, but there’s a glimmer of good news from the UK. UK operator O2 has revealed the latest scores of its Eco rating scheme, highlighting the country’s most sustainable mobile phones.
Top of the list are the Nokia C6-01 and E7-00, which share the top spot with scores of 4.1 out of 5, and the sixth-placed C7-02 makes it three out of six for Nokia.
Separating the Nokia’s are the Samsung Galaxy Mini and the Ace, and the Sony Ericsson X8.
Commenting on the rankings, Simon Lee-Smith, O2’s Head of Devices, said:
“Although the environmental impact of a mobile phone may seem trivial when compared to say a car or fridge, when you consider the vast volumes of mobiles in circulation across the globe, their impact adds up. We know more and more customers want this level of product transparency and we’re very grateful to the handset manufacturers for their engagement with Eco rating.”
O2 launched Eco rating last August as part of its Think Big sustainability programme which aims to promote sustainable living. It was developed in partnership with the Forum for the Future to help customers make an informed decision when buying a mobile phone. The Eco rating’s system is based on data supplied by manufacturers and covers three broad areas: the overall environmental impact of the device over its lifespan; the functionality of handsets, highlighting devices which help people live more sustainable lives; and the ethical performance of manufacturers.
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