FYI, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 have been certified for being environmentally friendly


Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the first smartphones to receive an EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) certificate, directly approved by the Green Electronics Council and Underwriters Laboratories.

The smartphones were subjected to multiple tests focused on many environmental aspects, including the using of toxic materials, energy efficiency and corporations' social contributions.

But this isn't why Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the first to get this special certification, but because the new mobile phone category for EPEAT has been launched this week for the first time.



Both smartphones have achieved the ECOLOGO Certification to the ANSI-accredited UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phone. The latter is a particular standard meant to evaluate a mobile's phone compliance with much needed environmental performance criteria throughout its lifecycle.

Moreover, Samsung and LG have been praised for their efforts to build environmental-friendly products by decreasing the use of toxic substances during the manufacturing process, as well as for improving device packaging and helping reduce e-waste.

The flagships launched this year by Samsung and LG will not remain the only ones that receive the EPEAT certification, but history only remembers who was first, right?

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10 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They're both environmentally bad ass too.

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

This guy has a hard on for Samsung.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

History only remembers whose first, unless it's Apple because no matter where they place they are the most important....

3. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

There's that age old saying 'first impression is the best impression'.? Well, that first impression has lasted a decade. Old Sayings has got it's values.

4. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Coupled with the fact that' it just works '. None of us can deny that. A Lumia 1520 and a Blackberry Passport user by the way, so don't troll me as a Imanisc.

5. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Ha! No trolling...as a Lumia and Blackberry owner, you've suffered enough by your own hands.

7. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Haha,+1 But actually, enjoying the Lumia till today

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I don't see how any electronic like this is environmentally friendly, most of them end up in landfills and batteries shouldn't go there, but they do.

9. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

I get the feeling that very soon the Android OEMs would see this as another 'spec' that have to go to war for like an IP rating. Healthy practices from LG and Samsung. I wonder when sm1 would really tell us how the radiations from these phones affect us

10. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I have a feeling that most people won't care, but this is really good news!

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