YouTube is dedicated to the subject, but the environmental repercussions of all molded plastic trays, shrink wrap, and fiddly plastic cable ties can be higher than you think. Odds are, you're just going to throw it all in or out of your closet, making reuse unlikely. Samsung Electronics has decided to start replacing plastic in its packaging with more sustainable materials, such as paper and recycled or bioengineered plastics.

More specific plans include replacing plastic bags and TVs with bags based on recycled and

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1; like phones, tablets, and wearables – Samsung plans on swapping the typical plastic trays for pulp molds, and accessory bags will use new but undefined "eco-friendly" materials. The company's chargers wants to be matte in the future, eliminating the plastic film required to protect them during transportation.

50,000 tons of recycled plastic have been collected and accumulated a cumulative volume of 7.5 million tons of discarded material products "by 2030.

This change may have the unintended side-effect of increased prices, though. Samsung's Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of the company's Global Customer Satisfaction Center (whatever that is), quoted in the press release as saying: "We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution from our products

While I doubt the move from plastic to paper trays will be responsible for any bump in the galaxy S10's price over the S9, they could have passed on to the customer. It's a loss of the insignificant hunger for luxury electronics goods, though. Samsung's newfound mindfulness is likely to make a significant impact on how much of our limited resources are wasted on packaging.

Samsung Electronics to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials
Korea on January 27, 2019
Samsung Electronics announced today that the company wants to start taking steps this year to replace plastic

From the first half of 2019, the packaging currently being used for Samsung's products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be replaced with environmentally sustainable materials like recycled / bio-based plastics and paper. [1 9659003] To revamp product packaging, Samsung Electronics has decided to replace the plastic used for holder with a design and development service that promotes and promotes innovative packaging ideas.

For mobile phone, tablet and wearable products, Samsung wants to replace the plastic used for holder trays with pulp molds, and bags wrapping accessories with eco-friendly materials. Samsung also wants the phone charger design, swapping the glossy exterior with a matte finish and eliminating plastic protection films, reducing the use of plastics.

The plastic bags used to protect the surface of home appliances as TVs, refrigerators, air

Regarding paper, Samsung only wants to use conditioner and washing machine as well as other kitchen appliances The Forest Stewardship Council, Programs for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for Packaging and Manuals by 2020.

"Samsung Electronics is stepping up in addressing society's environmental issues." Resource depletion and plastic wastes, "said Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung's Global Customer Satisfaction Center. "We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution from our products. We want to adopt more environmentally sustainable materials even if it means increasing in cost. "

Under the company's circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has set up a mid-term implementation plan to use only paper packaging materials certified by next year's forestry initiatives , By 2030, Samsung aims to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded products (both cumulative from 2009).