According to Samsung Newsroom Press realease , under the new circular economy policy Samsung announced that it Samsung Electronics to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials. ccording to a statement, the company said that that it will initiate the switch during the first half of the year, and aims to only use paper packaging certified by forestry initiatives by next year. From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be substituted with environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics and pap. Samsung will replace the thermoformed plastic used for holder trays for mobile phones, tablets and wearable products, with molded wood pulp packaging, and bags for wrapping accessories with eco-friendly materials.
So what does it take to make this shift? Samsung Electronics has formed a task force involving design and development, purchasing, marketing and quality control for innovative packaging ideas to revamp its product packaging.
Under the company’s circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has set a mid-term implementation plan to only use paper packaging materials certified by forestry initiatives by next year. By 2030, Samsung aims to use 500,000 tonnes of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tonnes of discarded products (both figures being cumulative from 2009).
Samsung isn’t the only tech giant that has made efforts to lower its impact on the environment. In 2017, Apple released its “Paper and Packaging Strategy,” which outlined the company’s strategy in limiting its effect upon current and future forest resources er.