Thursday, April 16, 2009


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Design & Manufacturing | Batteries | Energy | Packaging | Recycle | Policies

Motorola is committed to doing the right thing in all aspects of its business. This includes working to continually improve the environmental profile of our products.

The product Eco Facts provided here reflect consideration for the materials used in components and manufacturing, how much energy is consumed during use of the products, what happens to the product at the end of its useful life and policies and management systems in place to ensure ongoing improvements. This includes confirmation from Motorola suppliers that products are manufactured according to our environmental specifications. We will update these Eco Facts as we continue to make progress on our path toward managing our environmental impact.

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The following substances are not present in this product:

* Asbestos and asbestos compounds
* Chlorofluorocarbons and halons (Class I and II Ozone Depleting Chemicals)
* Halogenated dioxins and furans
* Polychlorobiphenyls and derivatives (PCBs and PCT's)
* Deca BDE

The following controlled substances are not present above specified minimal limits1:

* Ethylene glycol monomethyl and monoethyl ethers (and their acetates)
* Cadmium and cadmium compounds
* Chromium (VI) compounds(including those in leather and textiles)
* Lead and lead compounds (including those in batteries)
* Lead in cable jackets
* Mercury and mercury compounds(including those in batteries)
* Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

1 Minor variations may occur in a product's substance content

Motorola rarely purchases components containing tantalum. The small quantities used are derived from legally mined coltan.

For more details on Motorola's supplier material requirements, please read about our materials disclosure process.

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Batteries containing hazardous2 materials are not used in this product.

Comprehensive battery recycling information is available online3.

2 Defined by the European Union Directives 91/157/EEC and 2006/66/EC as containing lead, cadmium and mercury at a specified rate.

3 Do not throw away the battery of this product. Dispose of used batteries in accordance with national recycling legislation; this is the most environmentally efficient way to get the components recycled.

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Motorola is committed to providing energy-efficient chargers and, in 2000, voluntarily signed the European Union's Code of Conduct for mobile phone power supplies. Motorola meets the EU Code of Conduct requirements for such products worldwide and, since signing this commitment, has reduced the average standby power of its chargers by at least 70 percent. The next EU Code of Conduct target of 0.25 watts for standby power of mobile phone chargers takes effect on 1 January 2009, and 31 percent of our current chargers meet it. After this date, all of our new chargers released to the market will meet it. In fact, all of our new charges will feature standby power rates of 0.1 watts, with some even lower.

Selectable software settings for energy savings are available in this product. This product also includes software to remind the customer to unplug their charger from the wall to save power while not in use.

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The packaging and manuals used for this product are recyclable.

Recyclable packaging and manuals are marked with internationally recognized recycling logos.

The packaging for this product meets the Europen Union packaging directive for minimum sum concentration of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium).

Arsenic and arsenic compounds as a preservative in wood products (e.g.
wood crates) are not used in this product.

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Appropriate plastic components are marked with information to facilitate

Product is covered by a consumer-friendly take-back program, depending where sold.

Comprehensive recycling information is available online.

Product recyclability is 65 percent or greater.

Contains recycled content such as copper, magnesium and aluminum.

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Motorola has a documented environmental policy approved by management.

Motorola regularly publishes an environmental report.

Motorola has environmental requirements for suppliers and subcontractors.

Motorola has documented processes and a data system to collect and manage environmental information on its products.

Motorola is registered by a third party to the ISO14001 Environmental Management System standard.

Motorola is included in sustainable investment funds (FTSE4Good, DJSI, etc.).

Motorola participates in the Chicago Climate Exchange to reduce the level of greenhouse gases.

Since January 1, 2007, Motorola Mobile Devices has restricted the use of brominated flame retardants in all newly designed charger housings.

Since November 1, 2007, Motorola Mobile Devices has banned exposed nickel on the surfaces of its newly designed products.

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