In a blog post today, Samsung has announced that it would be using repurposed discarded fishing nets for its new Galaxy devices. In an aim to combine sustainability and innovation, Samsung suggests that it had developed a new material that supposedly gives ocean-bound plastics a new life — as the materials produced will be incorporated in the new Galaxy devices manufactured in the future.
As part of the ‘Galaxy for the Planet’ journey, this move from the OEM maker promises to minimise its environmental footprint and help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community, Samsung has suggested in its blog post.
Galaxy S22 Series
Ahead of the Galaxy S22 devices launch, which is set to launch in a couple of days, i.e. February 9th, Samsung will begin incorporating ocean-bound plastics (of fishing nets)-made ‘materials’ starting with these flagship devices. However, it is still unclear where these materials will be incorporated in the forthcoming Galaxy S22 series.
Samsung suggests that “these devices will reflect our ongoing effort to eliminate single-use plastics and expand the use of other eco-conscious materials, such as recycled post-consumer material (PCM) and recycled paper. With this transformation, the future of Galaxy technology will bring leading product design and deliver better environmental impact.”
Samsung also believes these tons of fishing nets (6,40,000 to be precise) are being abandoned in the ocean every year. And are likely to cause more damage than a typical plastic bottle or a grocery that shows up drifting on the ocean surface. As a first vital step to keep our oceans clean and preserve the planet, the company has put thought into recycling and utilising their now-and-future Galaxy products. This appears to be a good move from the company since these tons of plastic fishing nets are otherwise dangerous to the environment.
Samsung plans to unveil more on this recycled ocean-bound plastic move during the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 9th.
Apart from this, we’re expecting a whole set of new devices on the day of launch, including Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Rumours also suggest that we could also witness a new Galaxy launch on February 9th. Stay tuned for that; regardless, if you’re curious to know what to expect ahead of the launch, here’s a recent leak report where we have a cumulative of the upcoming Galaxy S22 devices.