The latest Nokia devices are more environmentally friendly

At the start of the month, Nokia Mobile announced new Nokia smartphones. On the announcements, and later on promo materials, Nokia Mobile put a lot of focus on environment. While we can debate if the excluding chargers is more a financial or environmental decision, the environmental profiles of new devices show objective improvement in sustainability in manufacturing.

First, I have to say that the dedicated site for environmental profiles is well-made and an excelent resource for anyone interested how Nokia phones fit into the picture of sustainable development, recycling, materials used, etc.

If we take a look at the Nokia X20, we can see that “91% materials of the device can be recovered as materials and energy”, compared to 85.3% on the Nokia 8.3 5G. The C20 for example “contains up to 82.1% recycled material”, comapred to 65.33% on the Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G.

The materials used are also an interesting section, where one can see that Nokia X20 uses more ceramic (26%) and less metal (16%) and plastic (20%), compared to Nokia 8.3 5G that has 7% ceramic materials, 22% metal and 44% plastic. It’s a bit hard to compare these numbers because of the layout of the environmental-profiles page, so maybe a modular table for these categories might be the next ui enhancements Nokia Mobile’s web team can do?

In any case, I really like the transparency that is achieved by putting together such a page and offering everyone that is interested to learn more about the devices. You can check the environmental profiles by clicking here.