In a transfer that mixes sustainability and innovation, Samsung Electronics developed a brand new materials that offers ocean-bound plastics new life as they’re integrated into numerous Galaxy units. Made with repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets, the usage of this materials marks one other step in our Galaxy for the Planet journey that goals to reduce our environmental footprint and assist foster extra sustainable life for the Galaxy neighborhood.
Now and into the long run, Samsung will incorporate repurposed ocean-bound plastics all through our whole product lineup, beginning with our new Galaxy units that shall be revealed on February 9th at Unpacked. These units will replicate our ongoing effort to get rid of single-use plastics and develop the usage of different eco-conscious supplies, corresponding to recycled post-consumer materials (PCM) and recycled paper. With this transformation, the way forward for Galaxy expertise will convey main product design and ship higher environmental influence.
The Hidden Risk of Discarded Fishing Nets
Whenever you consider ‘ocean-bound plastic’¹, you doubtless envision a water bottle or a grocery bag drifting on the ocean floor. What might not come to thoughts is a extra hidden risk – the 640,000 tons of fishing nets which are deserted and discarded yearly.
Lingering in our oceans for hundreds of years, these ‘ghost nets’ are chargeable for trapping and entangling marine life, damaging coral reefs and pure habitats and even ending up in our meals and water sources. These discarded fishing nets are disrupting the fragile stability of the environment at an alarming price. Amassing and repurposing these nets are very important first steps in preserving our oceans clear in addition to preserving the planet and our collective future.
Designing Extra Sustainable Merchandise
Samsung has all the time pushed the boundaries of cell expertise, and the corporate is now trying to do the identical with its sustainability practices. By giving new life to discarded fishing nets that will in any other case grow to be harmful waste, Samsung – by its artistic resolution – exemplifies how we will all do extra with much less to preserve our planet’s sources.
Samsung is dedicated to addressing ocean plastic air pollution in a method that can positively influence not solely the atmosphere but in addition the lives of all Galaxy customers. This new technological development marks a notable achievement within the firm’s journey to ship tangible environmental actions and shield the planet for generations to return.
Repurposing ocean-bound plastics is simply step one in our collective mission to deal with the local weather disaster, and Samsung appears ahead to utilizing our scale, innovation and open collaboration to uncover further options. Be taught extra about our imaginative and prescient for a sustainable future at Unpacked (February 9th at 10 a.m. EST).
¹ Ocean-bound plastic is deserted plastic waste of all sizes (micro-plastics, mezzo-plastics and macro-plastics) which are positioned inside 50km of shores in communities or areas the place waste administration is inexistent or very inefficient.