“If just a small portion of the world’s mobile phone users unplugged their charger when the battery is full, it could save enough electricity to power thousands of homes. So said Nokia Thursday, as it unveiled a new industry group that aims to make mobile phones more environmentally friendly.”
This kind of news just asks for a designupdate of the good old adapter. Maybe your phone should just have two pins, like a battery charger, so when you want to charge you have to plugin your phone. Kind of hard to answer incomming calls though… Or what about an adapter that automatically unplugs itself when your phone is fully recharged, that can’t be too hard to design…
Anyway, I think the problem is easier to solve by design than by mentality.