Report: Smartphones are set to become greener by 2017

"Green" handset shipments will reach 392 million by 2017, according to a new report from Juniper Research. This is more than ten times the number the research firm expects to be shipped in 2012, at 31 million. Of these green handsets, defined by Juniper as those containing 50 per cent or more recyclable materials and free of certain hazardous chemicals, over half will be green smartphones in five years' time. The report predicts that handset vendors will increasingly follow the Samsung Replenish approach, currently available through U.S. carrier Sprint Nextel. Sprint offers a number of eco-friendly Android smartphones, some made with up to 82 per cent recyclable materials. Release

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