The increased environmental awareness of buyers is forcing manufacturers to rethink: Large companies such as Apple and Samsung are obliged to make their production more sustainable. In the run-up to the Unpacked event on February 9, 2022, Samsung is now announcing another building block. The South Korean company wants to convince customers with new materials.
Samsung manufactures using old fishing nets
The largest amount of garbage in the sea is not caused by plastic bags or bottles, but by fishing: A number of fishing nets are lost in the sea every year and remain as so-called ghost nets. Fish and other sea creatures get caught in the mesh and are rarely able to free themselves on their own. Corals and other natural habitats are also suffering from pollution. Samsung now has big plans with the ghost nets: According to the company, new Galaxy devices will be made of this material in the future. According to the manufacturer, recycling improves the ecological footprint and offers the opportunity for a more sustainable lifestyle. Samsung will present the first devices equipped with this material on February 9, 2022: These are said to be the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Other devices with this approach are also on Samsung’s list – but the company does not give any details. It seems not unlikely that Samsung will gradually equip all smartphones with the plastic from fishing nets. In the further course, use with the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Buds is also conceivable. In any case, the company is taking a step in the right direction with this approach – but there is still a long way to go before the company is almost completely sustainable. Not only at Samsung.