The technological giant Samsung has announced that it abandons plastic in the packaging of all its products, and will replace it with the following sustainable material.
The company Samsung Electronics Co. announced last Sunday that it abandons the plastic of its packaging for its products, changing them for more sustainable materials for the environment.
The materials that will replace the plastic will be paper and recycled / biological plastics, which will begin to form part of the packaging of Samsung products from the first half of this year.
Mobile phones, tablets and portable accessories will be packaged with paper pulp molds, and the accessory bags will be replaced by “green materials,” Samsung said in a statement.
Larger items, such as televisions and washing machines, were previously wrapped in protective plastic bags. These bags will be replaced by recycled plastics and bioplastics based on starch or sugar cane.
The shiny exterior of the phone chargers will also be eliminated by matt finishes, considerably reducing the use of protective plastic films in the shipment. Thus, by 2030 Samsung expects to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded products, accumulated since 2009.
“We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution from our products. We will adopt more sustainable materials for the environment even if that means an increase in cost,” said Gyeong-bin Jeon, director of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center, in the statement.
Samsung has been the last company of the technological giants to take a step towards the sustainability of the planet, reducing its use of plastics in its products. Last week, the German chemical company BASF announced the creation of a global alliance of more than 30 companies to find ways to eliminate plastic waste.