Unboxing electronics is such a nice activity that full sections of YouTube are dedicated to the subject, but the environmental repercussions of all molded plastic trays, shrink wrapping and cable connections can fiddly be superior to what you think The odds are that you are simply going to throw it all out or take it to your closet, which is not likely to reuse it. To compensate for all this waste, Samsung Electronics has decided to replace the plastic in its packaging with more sustainable materials, such as paper and recycled plastics or bioengineering.
More specific plans include the replacement of plastic bags for the protection of devices and televisions with bags based on recycled and bioplastic materials, and changing only to the use of grouped paper fiber materials selective for forest sustainability by 2020.
When it comes to electronics We Most are concerned, such as phones, tablets and portable devices: Samsung's plans to change the typical plastic pulp trays and accessory bags will use new and undefined "ecological" materials. The company's shippers will also be spliced in the future, eliminating the plastic film necessary to protect them during transport. A "workgroup" of packaging of new products was also mounted for further development in new designs and the logistics needed behind them.
The company claims to have used 50 thousand tons of recycled plastic and has collected a cumulative of 7.5 million tons of "downloaded products" by 2030.
However, this change may have the unintended side effect of the price increase. Samsung's Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of the company's Global Customer Satisfaction Center (whatever), was quoted in the press release stating: "We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing the pollution from our products We will adopt more sustainable measures with the environment materials, even if this means an increase in cost. "
Although I doubt that the passage of the plastic in the paper trays will be responsible for any shock in the price of the Galaxy S10 on the S9, if the costs increase, they could happen to the client. It is a small price to pay to compensate for the impact of starvation hunger for luxury electronic products. As one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones through shipping volume (and one of the largest electronic conglomerates in the world), the new awareness of Samsung will probably have a significant impact on how many of our limited resources are wasted in packaging.
Samsung Electronics replaces the plastic packaging with sustainable materials
Korea on January 27, 2019
According to the company's sustainability policy, Samsung plans to minimize and replace packaging with environmentally friendly materials. Samsung Electronics announced today that the company will begin to take action this year to replace materials with plastic packaging with paper and others environmentally sustainable elements.
From the first half of 2019, the packaging that is currently used for Samsung products and accessories, ranging from cell phones and tablets to appliances, will be replaced by environmentally sustainable materials, such as plastics and recycled paper and bio
To renew the packaging of the product, Samsung Electronics has formed a set of tasks that involves design and development, purchase, marketing and quality control for innovative packaging ideas.
For mobile phones, tablets and usable products, Samsung will replace the plastic that is used for support trays with pulp molds and ecological packaging accessories bags. Samsung will also change the design of the charger of the phone, will exchange the bright exterior with a matte finish and eliminate the plastic protective films, reducing the use of plastics.
Plastic bags used to protect the surface of appliances, such as televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines, as well as other kitchen appliances, will also be replaced by bags that contain recycled and bioplastic materials, which are made , respectively, with plastic waste and no- Fossil fuels such as starch or sugar cane.
As for the paper, Samsung will only use certified fiber materials for global environmental organizations, such as the Forest Stewardship Council, the Forest Stewardship Regime Program and sustainable forestry initiative for packaging and manuals for by 2020.
"Samsung Electronics is increasing in addressing the environmental problems of society, such as the depletion of resources and plastic waste," said Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of the Global Satisfaction Center of the Samsung Client. "We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing contamination from our products. We will adopt more sustainable materials for the environment, although this implies an increase in cost."
According to the company's circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has established a medium-term implementation plan to use the certified paper packaging materials for forestry initiatives next year. In 2030, Samsung aims to use 500 thousand tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tonnes of downloaded products (both accumulated as of 2009).