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Motorola’s green phone has a great price

At least one of Motorola’s new phones will appeal to consumers searching for “green” products.

The Moto W233 Renew is housed in plastic made from recycled water bottles. Is it a great phone? I can’t say yet, but I can tell you this: It is affordable. The Renew is on sale at T-Mobile online for $10 with a two-year contract.

Made from recycled plastics, the Renew is a T-Mobile exclusive. It offers nine hours of talk time (better than average) to reduce the need to charge the phone.

Also, the phone’s packaging is made from recycled materials. The packaging even includes a pre-paid envelope so buyers can return their old phone for recycling. (That’s a solid idea for every phone maker, frankly.)

I haven’t held this phone, so I can’t speak about its performance. But if you’re looking for a basic phone at a nice price — the Renew includes a music player, too — take a look.

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