During the course of this year, about 650 million cell phones will be sold. That translates to about 5 billion interrupted movies and dinners and 92 billion examples of bad driving performed by those who can barely operate a vehicle with all of their attention placed on that task.
It also means a lot of garbage which is where most of those phones will end up within two years. Researchers have moved to alleviate the garbage problem by coming up with a phone that is made of biodegradable plastic. And that’s not all. The phone not only biodegrades. It eventually will grow into a sunflower.