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Samsung to repurpose discarded plastics and fishing nets for new devices

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Samsung to repurpose discarded plastics and fishing nets for new devices

Samsung has announced plans to repurpose plastics and fishing nets and integrate them into their upcoming Galaxy devices. This is the company’s bid to minimize its environmental footprint, help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community, and curb discarded plastics and fishing nets which are the biggest pollutants in oceans.

According to Samsung, nearly 640,000 tons of fishing nets are either abandoned or discarded every year. These plastics can have severe effects on marine ecosystems and can find their way into our food and water.

It is for this reason that it has developed a new material that combines sustainability and innovation by repurposing ocean-bound plastics new and incorporating them into various Galaxy devices.

These devices are a reflection of Samsung’s ongoing effort to eliminate single-use plastics and expand the use of other eco-conscious materials, such as recycled paper and recycled post-consumer material (PCM).

The first set of devices to feature these repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets will be the upcoming Galaxy devices that will be revealed during the Unpacked event scheduled for February 9, 2022. Samsung is expected to refresh the Galaxy lineup of devices, including the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 series.

Samsung has always pushed the boundaries of mobile technology, and the company is now looking to do the same with its sustainability practices. By giving new life to discarded fishing nets that would otherwise become dangerous waste, Samsung – through its creative solution – exemplifies how we can all do more with less to conserve our planet’s resources.

This transformation shows that the future of Galaxy technology will bring leading product design and deliver better environmental impact.

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