Samsung Introduces Phones From Fishing Nets, Expands its Slew of Sustainable Activities

Published on: 07 February 2022
by KnowESG
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Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, has been uplifting its sustainable initiatives for the past couple of years. The latest stunt is the introduction of phones made from discarded fishing nets. Announcement of such activities by responsible companies will grab the attention of stakeholders from different sectors and motivate them to incorporate and innovate environment-friendly technologies.

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The latest launch by the company highlights the need to avoid single-use plastics and further promotes the use of more eco-friendly materials such as recycled materials and papers. 

Samsung has set its sights on the 6,40,000 tons of fishing nets discarded every year. The company vows to collect at least some of these nets from the ocean in its drive to clean up the waters and to save marine life. 

The company's 2021 report underscores some of the achievements it made as part of its sustainability goals. The following are some of them:

  • Eliminate the use of plastic by 20% by redesigning certain types of packaging.

  • Collect 5 million tons of e-waste.

  • Add power-saving features to products.

  • Ensure 95% of waste from manufacturing is recycled.

Samsung has 100% renewable energy operations running in the U.S., Europe and China. It has also committed to some sustainability certifications.

The company says that after the introduction of the phone, manufactured sustainably will positively impact the environment and lives of all its users, otherwise pretty much the as it was before.