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Samsung to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials

Samsung to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials

Samsung announced sustainable packaging for its products and accessories ranging from mobile phones to home appliances

Samsung, South Korean multinational conglomerate announced that it will switch plastic materials in the packaging of its products with paper and other environment friendly materials beginning from the first half of this year, as part of the company’s commitment to its sustainability policy. Packaging for products and accessories will feature sustainable materials such as recycled and bio-based plastic and paper. The company created a task force that will focus on innovative packaging, from designing and developing the new materials, to purchasing, marketing, and performing quality control.

Furthermore, for mobile phones, tablets, and wearable devices, Samsung will replace the plastic used for holder trays with pulp molds, while plastic bags used to wrap accessories will be replaced with eco-friendly materials. Moreover, the company intends to change the designs of mobile phone chargers, replacing the glossy exterior with a matte finish to make plastic protection films unnecessary. The plastic bags used to protect the surfaces of home appliances will be replaced with bags made of recycled materials and bioplastics, which are made out of non-fossil fuel based materials such as sugar cane and starch.

The paper materials in Samsung’s products will be made from fiber materials that are certified by global environmental organizations. By 2030, the company is looking to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded products since the initiative started in 2009. An initiative taken by Samsung aims to reduce the waste generated by the industry. Similarly, other market players such as Apple and Adidas previously launched their own sustainability initiatives, while new eco-friendly versions of products such as battery packs and portable grills are under development.