Samsung has sworn to use discarded fishing nets to make new Galaxy devices

In furthering its promise of sustainability, Samsung Electronics has developed a new material that is made from repurposed fishing nets to be incorporated into galaxy devices. The move marks another step in the ‘Galaxy for the Planet journey’ that is aimed to positively reduce environmental footprint and adopt sustainability in technology. As per media reports, Samsung will incorporate repurposed ocean-bound plastics throughout its entire product lineup, starting with new Galaxy devices that will be revealed on February 9th at Unpacked. The devices are designed to reflect on the marquee’s 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. In a statement, the company has also noted that 640,000 tons of fishing nets are abandoned and discarded every year. They then make a home on the ocean beds and become responsible for trapping and entangling marine life and damaging coral reefs and natural habitats.

Commenting on the initiative, TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “We believe that everyone has a role to play in providing innovative solutions that protect the planet for generations to come. Samsung understands our efforts need to match our scale, our influence, and the magnitude of the entire Galaxy ecosystem around the world.”

The marquee also aims to eliminate all plastics in mobile packaging, achieve zero waste to landfill, and incorporate recycled materials in all mobile products by 2025. Now that’s the way to go!

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