The black Nokia Lumia 1520's back cover utilizes recycled CDs

The black Nokia Lumia 1520's back cover utilizes recycled CDs
More than a year ago, Nokia launched the eco-friendly Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, which were made from recycled bio-plastics that didn't pose threat to the environment. Both devices were allegedly 100% recyclable and all of their parts could be recovered and reused. Although the Finnish giant uses a lot of recycled materials for all of its devices, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 were indeed the first devices from the Lumia series to be completely 'green'.

Well, it's 2013 now and it looks like Nokia's flagship phablet, the Lumia 1520, has received the 'eco-therapy' as well. In a recent cartoonish YouTube video, Nokia depicts the life and death of a compact disk, which is then recycled into the polycarbonate back shell of the device. This way the Lumia 1520 finds its place among its environmentally friendly peeps - the Lumia 820/920 and the Asha 311. It looks like only the black version of the phablet utilizes recycled CDs, though.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Regardless.. Lumias are the best hardware ever.. My 1520 looks down on EVERYTHINGā¯•

13. adecvat

Posts: 675; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So, it can do 100 mph on track?

5. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Good on you, Nokia!

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

nice one. i thought theres a bug on my screen :))

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Great advertisement... This is where Nokia is ahead of the competition.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

That's amazing, great job Nokia. Please come to Sprint soon!

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If this article were about a certain Android manufacturer, the story would be about " sketchy origin of cheap plastics."

9. papss unregistered

Poor fandroids.. poor poor you.

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Beautiful designs, 100% eco friendly. Thats a winning combination.

7. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

What have they done to Mr. CD ????? NOOOOO !!! Never buy Mokia ! EVIL !!!!

8. papss unregistered

I say always buy nokia/microsoft.. it works both ways carrot eater

10. adecvat

Posts: 675; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No premium feel, Nokia is made from recycled trash.

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