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Nokia tops O2 green poll

Mobile phone network O2 has awarded Nokia the greenest mobile phone manufacturer around in their Eco rating poll, with two of the Finnish company’s handsets coming in joint 1st and another in 2nd place.

O2 launched the Eco rating for handsets in August last year, where they have just awarded the Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7-00 first place for being the most environmentally friendly and sustainable mobile phones.

The Eco Mobile rating system shows how a handset affects the environment as a whole, on either an existing purchase or even an upcoming one. O2 has figures from a survey that 44% of mobile phone purchasers would be influenced on how green a new phone is, which would affect their decision on buying a mobile.

This rating is calculated from data supplied by the phone manufactures and is made up from: the overall environmental impact the phone has over its lifespan, the raw materials used, impacts caused by manufacturing, its longevity and energy efficiency with how easy it is to reuse or recycle.

Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7-00 both scored 4.1, with the Samsung Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Ace earning 4, along with the Sony Ericsson X8 and Nokia C7-02.

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