Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has made progress towards achieving the 2025
sustainability goals for the MX (Mobile eXperience) Business. Key initiatives include developing and
incorporating recycled materials into products, designing more eco-conscious packaging and giving new
life to older Samsung Galaxy devices to reduce e-waste.
Since announcing the Galaxy for the Planet vision at Unpacked in August 2021, Samsung has worked
diligently to create new ways to recycle and repurpose resources that would otherwise become harmful
waste, minimize its environmental footprint and inspire innovation that helps preserve the planet.
Progress made so far on its sustainability journey was shared recently.
“Samsung is taking consistent and impactful actions that help protect people and the planet. We marry
sustainability and innovation in everything we do,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile
eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “I am proud of our progress to date. At the same time, it’s
been a humbling experience that enables us to continue on our journey towards achieving our
sustainability vision with even more conviction and rigor than before.”
Developing new, recycled materials is a key focus area for Galaxy for the Planet. The more Samsung
recycles, the more resources it preserves. While repurposing materials into Galaxy devices presents
many challenges, the benefits for the planet make it well worth the effort.
Repurposing discarded fishing nets is only one example of Samsung’s advancements in increasing its use
of recycled materials in its products.
Samsung has incorporated eco-conscious materials including repurposed fishing nets, post-consumer
materials (PCM) or bio-based resin into 90% of Galaxy devices launched in the past year. For the Galaxy
Buds2 Pro, more than 90% of the product is made with recycled materials.
Samsung has also reduced the volume of packaging for Galaxy Z Flip4 by 52.8% and for Galaxy Z Fold4
by 58.2% respectively compared to the first-generation Galaxy foldables. By reducing each device
package’s volume, Samsung ultimately reduces its environmental footprint in transporting these units
using trucks, planes and ships. The company estimates that this reduction in packaging volume equates
to a reduction in carbon emissions from transportation of approximately 10,000 tons by the end of
2022.5 In addition to continually evolving packaging for flagship smartphones, Samsung will expand eco-
conscious packaging to other product categories.
To address this, Samsung has been expanding the Galaxy Upcycling program, which gives new life to
older Galaxy smartphones. Through Galaxy Upcycling at Home, Samsung repurposes smartphones with
a simple software update that turns them into smart home devices that support everyday needs, such as
childcare and pet care.
There will be more challenges along the way, but Samsung will hold itself accountable and continue to
report progress on its mission to effect positive change and inspire others to protect the planet for
generations to come.
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