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This “green” cellphone concept by Je-Hyun Kim takes the dilemma of getting a new phone every two years (which most of go through constantly) into account by integrating a biodegradeable body into the phone. Made to disintegrate when the two years are up, the phone will make you feel a bit better about wanting the newest gear.

via InHabitat


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  1. screaminscott says:

    I really wish the editors/bloggers/person-in-charge would stop posting stuff like this here.

    This is just concept art. It’s not even an interesting concept. Someone just thought it would be cool to take a bunch of grass and compress it into a generic cell-phone shape, then paste some cell phone stickers on it.

    It’s to make a statement about our disposable culture.. which has been done a MILLION times before, and much better.

  2. scarr says:

    i agree with screamingscott.

    this is not a made object, or even anything possible to be made.

    it is magic.

    magically able to take the abuse you put on a phone for 2 years, then magically it would disintegrate.

    but, i am beginning to troll with some of these posts.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This has got to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen on this site. Please skip dumb art projects like these and stick with things worth making.

  4. dave says:

    all of the above

  5. Anonymous says:

    …conceptually designed to last until 4:20 pm.

  6. Chris says:

    Terrible.

    The creator has entirely missed the point. The biggest environmental impact from cellphones is the electronic components, not the case (which is easily recycled by comparison). And the main reason people get new phones is because they want new features, smaller size, better screens; therefore new electronics. Putting an impractical and fragile case on a phone only makes the phone more likely to break, or the user to get frustrated with it, and end up replacing the whole phone.

    Artsy people like this who try to be green – but only end up making a mockery of it – make me very sad.

  7. dude! says:

    It’s already fallen apart, though. He has it under his mattress in a ziploc bag.

  8. Another troll says:

    MY AWARENESS IS YET RAISED AGAIN ABOUT OUR DISPOSABLE CULTURE AND CONSUMERISM AND ENVIRONMENTALISM ETC ETC ONANDON OMGSTOP MY AWARENESS HAS REACHED THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AND IS UNABLE TO BREATHE DYING HELP BLAAAAARGH

  9. Stephen says:

    This would be terrific, if it was actually a phone.

    It’s not that good though, I actually intend to still have the same phone after two years. It saves the environment a lot more than replacing a biodegradeable phone like clockwork. For everyone who owns a phone on a 12 month contract that will seem like a waste of two upgrades but I really don’t mind, how’s that for green thinking?

  10. mrmeval says:

    There are a number of technologies that have to become more mature to facilitate this type of biodegredation. When biotech and nanotech come of age it should be reasonably easy to have the device self destruct properly. And while it’s it is doing that have it just change itself to feeder stock which can be used to make other items. The only limitation is energy and time. We waste a lot of energy in irradiated losses why not use it to power such systems?