It’s not as cool as talking into a tin can, but thanks to Motorola, soon you can talk into recycled water bottles. Or at least a phone partially made of them. The Moto W233 Renew, which was unveiled in Vegas last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, features a faint lime hue and the delicate, lingering scent of greenwashing.
In case you’d like a side of token eco gestures with your heavy metals, Motorola invested in carbon offsets and printed the important
advertising messages instructions on 100 percent postconsumer recycled paper. The company is also providing a postage-paid envelope so you can return your old phone for recycling. (And if that rings a bell — snap! — it’s because groups like Inform also provide pre-paid mailing labels so your old phone doesn’t have to join the 80 percent of discarded cell phones that sleep with the trashes.)