Mobile communication major Motorola, Inc. announced to debut MOTO™ W233 Renew - the world's first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles - at the at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to the company, MOTO W233 Renew enables to cut the carbon footprint as its plastic housing is made from plastics comprised of recycled water bottles and 100% recyclable, and it is the world's first carbon neutral phone. Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation. The phone has earned Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree® Product Certification after an extensive product life-cycle assessment.
A company release informed that Motorola was able to reduce its size by 22% and the box and all of the materials inside are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper while designing the packaging. In addition, a postage-paid recycling envelope in box makes it easy to return your previous mobile phone for recycling at no cost.