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Carbonfund.org Certifies CarbonFree® Motorola W388 Renew+ Phone

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Phone Is Fifth Motorola Product Certified by Carbonfund.org

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SILVER SPRING, MD, March 8, 2010 - Carbonfund.org announced the latest product to be certified CarbonFree® through its rigorous CarbonFree® Product Certification Program. Motorola’s MOTO™ W388 Renew+ mobile phone, sold in Canada, has been certified carbon neutral, including the manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal of the phone. The phone is the fifth Motorola product to earn Carbonfund.org’s certification. In the U.S., Motorola sells the CarbonFree® Certified MOTO™ W233 Renew launched in 2009.

 

The MOTO™ Renew+ is 100% free of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFRs (brominated flame retardants) and uses recycled plastic from water cooler bottles for the housing of the phone. Using Carbonfund.org’s rigorous CarbonFree® Product Certification Carbon Footprint Protocol, Motorola worked with a third-party consultant to calculate the emissions resulting from the entire life-cycle of the product, including use and recycling. To reach carbon neutrality and earn certification and the CarbonFree® Certified Label, Motorola supports Carbonfund.org’s third-party validated renewable energy and reforestation carbon reduction projects.

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“Motorola is on a journey to integrate sustainability in its products, and we are proud to be working with them to certify their products CarbonFree®,” said Eric Carlson, President, Carbonfund.org. “For consumers, CarbonFree® Product Certification and the CarbonFree® Certified Label on certified products provide a meaningful, credible and transparent choice for carbon neutral products.”

“The integrity, strength, transparency and rigor of the CarbonFree® Product Certification Program has provided Motorola value in bringing carbon neutral electronics products to market,” said Bill Olson, Director, Office of Sustainability and Stewardship, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Teaming with Carbonfund.org has helped us offer consumers a product such as Renew that has eco-friendly attributes including post-consumer recycled content plastic, eco-conscious packaging, energy-efficient performance and CarbonFree® certification.”

To date, Motorola has worked with Carbonfund.org to certify five products CarbonFree®, including mobile phones and accessories, providing carbon neutral options to consumers in 15 countries: the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Botswana, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Namibia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Their first, award-winning CarbonFree® Certified phone, the MOTO™ W233 Renew, was made available in the U.S. and Canada in 2009 and won first place in the CTIA Wireless 2009 E-Tech Awards in the Green - Consumer Hardware category.

Features of the new MOTO™ W388 Renew+ phone include best-in-class talk time, an energy efficient charger, VGA camera with 4x zoom, onboard 7.5 MB memory and up to 2 GB external memory for more music, imaging and games, and uncompromised voice quality with Motorola’s CrystalTalk™.

Motorola accepts any manufacturer’s mobile phone or accessory for recycling, which helps recover valuable materials to reuse and reduces environmental impact. Motorola’s recycling program is part of the company’s overarching commitment to sustainability, which the company details at:www.motorola.com/responsibility.

For more information on Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Product Certification Program and the CarbonFree® Certified Label, please visit: www.carbonfund.org/products. To learn more about the MOTO™ W388 Renew+, see: www.motorola.com/Consumers/CA-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTO-W388-Renew-CA-EN.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, Staples, and JetBlue. Please visit:www.carbonfund.org.

 

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