Environmentally Friendly Mobile Phones
Mobile Communication with the Blue Angel
Life today cannot be imagined without mobile phones. Using the mobile phone to call, e-mail, surf the Internet or take photos wherever we are has become a way of life for many people.
The Blue Angel criteria are a good guide when buying a new mobile phone if one places high value on health and the preservation of resources. An important criterion is the precautionary limitation of electromagnetic radiation. To promote the longest possible service life of the devices the Blue Angel requires the possibility of updating the operating system software, a subsequent expansion of memory capacity as well as rechargeable battery capacity tests. Also, the rechargeable batteries must be easily replaceable – a feature of great importance for final recycling and proper disposal of the devices.
For a trouble-free use of the mobile phone by a second user the Blue Angel eco-labelled product shall provide the possibility of deleting or removing all personal data on the mobile phone.
Benefits to Environment and Health
- low electromagnetic radiation
- criteria for extending the service life
- promotion of take-back programs and recyclable design
- avoidance of environmentally harmful and health-hazardous chemicals
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