Lending more teeth to commitment to sustainability, Samsung Electronics has developed a new material that breathe new life to ocean-bound plastics as they are incorporated into various Galaxy devices. The company plans to use these repurposed plastics throughout their entire product lineup.
“This new technological advancement marks a notable achievement in the company’s journey to deliver tangible environmental actions and protect the planet for generations to come,” said Samsung in a press statement.
The first one out of the gate using the new material are the new Galaxy devices that have been unveiled today at the company’s Unpacked event.
“These devices will reflect our ongoing effort to eliminate single-use plastics and expand the use of other eco-conscious materials, such as recycled post-consumer material (PCM) and recycled paper. With this transformation, the future of Galaxy technology will bring leading product design and deliver better environmental impact,” the company said.
The ocean-bound plastics that the company have repurposed is not limited to discarded water bottles and grocery bag, the company added.
“Lingering in our oceans for centuries, these ‘ghost nets’ are responsible for trapping and entangling marine life, damaging coral reefs and natural habitats and even ending up in our food and water sources. These discarded fishing nets are disrupting the delicate balance of our environment at an alarming rate. Collecting and repurposing these nets are vital first steps in keeping our oceans clean as well as preserving the planet and our collective future,” the company said.
It added: “By giving new life to discarded fishing nets that would otherwise become dangerous waste, Samsung – through its creative solution – exemplifies how we can all do more with less to conserve our planet’s resources.”