Nokia's eco-friendly 'Remade' concept

Nokia's 'Remade' concept phone, seen at the Mobile World Congress this week, is made entirely of reused electrics and recycled materials.Very praisewo

Nokia's 'Remade' concept phone, seen at the Mobile World Congress this week, is made entirely of reused electrics and recycled materials.

Very praiseworthy. The prototype can't actually make any calls, but it's an interesting idea that we'll bet a modest amount of pocket change will be more common in future phones.

And although it's made of tin cans and old car tyres, the clamshell is not as ugly as many green gadgets out there. It sports a futuristic corrugated metal casing and flat, touch-sensitive keypad.

However, it'll probably never go into production. Instead Nokia want to use the Remade to "stimulate discussion on how mobile devices might be made in the future".

Nokia's fond of its tree-hugging credentials. It's been named by Greenpeace as one of the most environmentally groovy phone companies, and their recent part-recycled, energy-saving 3110 Evolve is being touted as the polar bears' friend.

Mobile phones are some of the worst perpetrators of global pollution, so it's good to see something that's at once virtuous and voguish. Now let's have one that actually works, eh Nokia?

Nokia 'Remade'

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: Nokia