In case you've been living under a rock, the "green" movement is out in full force. Companies have falling over themselves in order to push out "eco-friendly" products, and while some of this stuff is just marketing fluff, Sprint
has made a solid effort to actually offer phones that are somewhat less damaging to our Earth. Just a few months after the Reclaim
hit the company as one of the greenest phones to ever ship without a solar panel on the rear, the LG Remarq has shipped in order to give environmentally-minded shoppers another option.
The Remarq is one of the most unique looking phones we have seen in a long while. That's an impressive feat given the copycat world that we live in, and while it's no smartphone, it's a texters dream come true. The highly compact (but a bit chubby) phone is packaged in materials that are 100% recycable, and the full QWERTY keyboard should make SMS, Facebook updates and sending mobile e-mail a breeze. It will ship in both Turqouise and Dark Silver, and it will be one of the cheapest phones on Sprint's network. It will be available on May 9 in all Sprint retail channels for $0.00 after rebates and a 2-year contract; when we said "cheap," we meant "cheap!"
Available in either dark silver or turquoise, LG Remarq and its
packaging are designed with environmentally responsible components
The outer casing is made from 19 percent post-consumer recycled
plastic and the handset as a whole is 87 percent recyclable. The
device meets strict RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous
materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium.
Remarq contains low levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated
flame retardants (BFR): two materials commonly targeted on green
Powered by an Energy Star-qualified charger which meets the
energy-efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection
The packaging is fully recyclable packaging featuring a brown craft
paper exterior and made from 87 percent post consumer material (PCM).
The phone tray inside the box is made from 100 percent PCM. The images
and text on the box, as well as all in-box materials, are printed with
The paper manual has been replaced with an online user manual that
users can access beginning May 9.
In addition, LG Remarq comes pre-loaded with an innovative Eco
Calculator application that allows customers to calculate C02
reduction savings by walking or cycling as opposed to driving their car.
The reduction is calculated in pounds of C02 or trees planted