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Samsung Unveils World's Greenest Phone

Samsung has released its Samsung Restore handset in collaboration with wireless carrier Sprint.

The phone, which features a sliding QWERTY keyboard, is being touted as the world's first green phone.

Available in two colours, 'Midnight' and 'Limeade', the phone has been manufactured using 27 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic.

The handset has been designed in such a way that 84 per cent of its parts are recyclable.

The company said that the phone complies with RoHS standards, making it the greenest phone on the market. Samsung has also reduced levels of dangerous substances such as PVC, phthalates and beryllium used in the phone's manufacture.

The packaging of the phone is also eco-friendly - a cardboard box manufactured from 70 per cent recyclable material and printed using soy-based ink.

Omar Khan, senior vice president for strategy and product management at Samsung Mobile, said: “Following the success of Samsung Reclaim, our first eco-friendly device with Sprint, Samsung Restore furthers Samsung’s overall commitment to creating environmentally sound products without sacrificing impressive features and stylish design."