How Green is the iPhone? Infographic Explains.


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Geekaphone
just completed a study looking at the eco-impacts of the iPhone. Sure, Apple has its consumer-facing sustainability reports for most of their products, including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. But it's always good to hear another party weighing in. And considering Apple has sold over 100 million iPhones, that measurement is very important. Fortunately for us, Geekaphone not only completed a report, but wrapped it up into a handy infographic. We do love infographics. Check it out after the jump.
Geekaphone's How Green is the iPhone Infographic

The stats in this infographic are really interesting, though we'd have liked a little more elaboration on them. But looking at the overall picture, it seems like not only Apple, but the cell phone industry itself needs to do some serious work to green up its products. But more importantly, consumers need to green up our buying habits. Sure there are a gazillion apps we can use on our iPhones to promote green living. But the habits we really need to focus on to minimize the impact of our cell phones include upgrading only when actually necessary, and recycling (or better yet, reselling) our used phones.

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