Motorola has just become the "first major cell phone manufacturer to redesign all its mobile phone and accessory chargers" to be Energy Star certified. Over 1 million tons of greenhouse gases would have been prevented in 2006 if every cell phone sold in the US had an Energy Star charger, equaling the emissions of over 200,000 cars.
With Motorola recognizing climate change as "one of the greatest challenges facing the world today" hopefully other cell phone manufacturers will follow suit soon. Cell phones already are extremely energy efficient anyway and benefit from any design changes to make them even more so, making it a pretty smart decision for other manufacturers to get certified also. Motorola deserves some extra recognition for redesigning their chargers also, since the immediate benefits are not for their phones, as much as for the environment.
written by Julia Schopick, March 30, 2007
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