Samsung, the technology giant from South Korea abandons the plastic for environmentally friendly materials.

Samsung abandons the plastic

According to the company's announcement from South Korea, from the second half of the year 2019, the packaging currently used for its products will be replaced by environmentally friendly materials.


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Samsung, the technology giant from South Korea, has announced that it will begin replacing the packaging it uses for its products - from plastic to paper and environmentally friendly materials.

According to the company's announcement, from the second half of the year, the packaging currently used for Samsung products and accessories - from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances, will be replaced by environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled plastic or vegetable materials.

To make the green change, Samsung has set up a team of designers, marketing and quality control professionals whose mission is to make the packaging greener. 

Samsung, according to the company's announcement, will also change the design of the phone chargers and replace the shiny exterior with a matte finish, in order to reduce the use of plastic, the company will also stop using the plastic cover that protects the products.

The plastic bags used so far to protect the surface of household appliances such as television screens, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines, as well as other electrical appliances in the kitchen, will be replaced by bags containing recycled materials and plastic from biological waste. 

The company will also use other materials that are not produced from fossil fuels such as starch or sugar cane.

By 2030, the company aims to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded materials.

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