Samsung is going green, really, really green

Samsung is going green, really, really green
Samsung Electronics has just announced that its future products will be more eco-friendly than ever thanks to a new plan the involves replacing plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.

According to the South Korean company, starting from the first half of 2019, Samsung's products and accessories, including mobile phones, tablet, and home appliances will feature packaging made from sustainable materials such as recycled and bio-based plastics and paper.

More precisely, phones, tablets, and wearables will come with pulp molds instead of holder trays made of plastic, while bags wrapping accessories will be made of eco-friendly materials. In addition, Samsung said that it will change the phones charger design but replacing the glossy exterior with a matte finish, thus removing completely any plastic protection films to reduce the use of plastic.

Finally, the paper that Samsung normally uses in packaging will be made of fiber materials certified by environmental organizations. All of the above will be implemented by a special task force that will take care of design and development, marketing and quality control for packaging.

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14 Comments

1. Tech-shake

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

More of this please! We really need more companies across different industries to adopt eco friendly practices.

3. shaineql

Posts: 516; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It starts with this, hopefully unnecessary packaging for every product gets the treatment

2. dmdzordilla

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

Nokia is doing these things even before the Apple iPhone era

8. LBLBLB

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 19, 2017

What about HMD ?

4. Joosty

Posts: 459; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Dope. Matte everything lol

5. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Hidding behind eco to save costs, same as apple, we worry about environment bs.

7. KENNE

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

hiding behind saving cost to save the Eco system. yeah I'll approve

10. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

From GSMArena's article https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_goes_green_ditches_plastic_packaging_for_more_sustainable_materials-news-35255.php "According to Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center, the transformation has received a green light, and the Korean company will fully commit, even if it means an increase in cost." Good try though Kenne.

9. IT-Engineer

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

how do you know that eco friendly material is cheaper to produce??

12. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

If it was cheaper then everyone would adopt eco materials and practices. Plastic is generally cheaper to use hence why retailers still use plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic packaging on their products etc.

13. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Any company that adopts eco practices should be commended regardless of their intentions. The amount of plastic in our seas, that pollute the earth and harm animals is at an astronomical level and its about time humans take steps to heal the damage we have inflicted to our own planet.

6. Vogue1985

Posts: 317; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Bravo

11. Nionx

Posts: 164; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Very nice. It's the little that shows a company cares.

14. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Good, any initiative to reduce plastic waste is a good one. Bio based inks are a great one as well. Props to Samsung.

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