According to this presentation by Sony Ericsson the company plans to offer models made from recycled handset materials via KDDI as of 2010.
It was announced that a Sony Ericsson mobile communications extracted money from the prototype for the evaluation of the cellular phone, it processed to the semiconductor, and the recycled resource circulation process had been established to the cellular phone. The first cellular phone that adopts this process is scheduled to be shipped as a terminal for au in 2010. The cellular phone manufacturer’s collecting its own prototype and new product recycling become the first domestically though a cellular phone used sales is collected to the market already and there is a process where money is extracted.
Takagaki Sony Ericsson mobile communications managing director Koichi “Prototype” was paid to attention when thinking whether something was able to be done in addition though the voluntary recall activity that collected used cellular phones had already begun. The prototype of several thousand a model is used for the cellular phone it was thought that it wanted to recycle this though it had processed up to now as waste now. It explained details about the approach.
In the resource circulation process, about 5000 prototypes that Sony Ericsson has developed so far are voluntarily recalled, and money of about 230 grams is processed there to the money line of the extraction and about 30 kilometers. Afterwards, worth of about one million cellular phones a semiconductor is manufactured, and the semiconductor including the processed money line is used for a new product of the cellular phone. The processed money line is used for switch MMIC (monolithic micro wave IC) for the antenna of the semiconductor.