Check how green your camera phone is (unless it's an iPhone)

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Five of Europe’s largest mobile operators have joined forces to create a new Eco-Rating labelling scheme that will allow consumers to compare the environmental impact of camera phones and encourage manufacturers to make their products more sustainable.

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica (operating under the O2 and Movistar brands), Telia Company and Vodafone are behind the Eco Rating scheme, which evaluates the environmental impact of the entire process of production, transportation, use and disposal of camera phones.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).