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Galaxy S22 debut: Samsung uses plastic from recycled fishing nets

Galaxy S22 recycled fishing plastic

Samsung will apparently use plastic backs for the new devices in the Galaxy S22 series. While we’re already kind of used to it, Samsung revealed a curious detail about the new smartphones in a blog post. Because the plastic used should consist of old fishing nets and should therefore be a little more sustainable.

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  • Samsung wants to reduce plastic waste in the oceans.
  • Waste plastic will be used in the new Galaxy devices.
  • Samsung is pursuing its “Galaxy for the Planet” agenda until 2025.

Between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of garbage end up in the sea every year. About ten percent of this is taken up by fishing nets that are thrown into the sea when they are no longer needed. However, the so-called ghost nets do not really decompose and so they destroy entire ecosystems. Samsung launched the “Galaxy for the Planet” project last year and has now announced a big step in it.


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The South Koreans want to reduce plastic waste in the sea by using the ghost nets for the plastic in their products. The first major use of recycled plastic awaits us as early as Wednesday at the Unpacked event. The recycled material will find its place throughout Samsung’s future lineup and the backs of some models in the new Galaxy range are likely to be made from the fishing nets. In doing so, the company not only wants to help the environment directly, but at the same time encourages people to use less harmful plastic and to think more about environmentally friendly materials.

“Galaxy for the Planet” is scheduled to be completed by 2025

With the environmental project “Galaxy for the Planet”, Samsung wants to establish more sustainable products on the market and at the same time ensure a smaller ecological footprint. To achieve this, the company released an agenda to be enforced through 2025 and beyond.

We believe that everyone has a role to play in providing innovative solutions that protect the planet for generations to come. Samsung understands our efforts need to match our scale, our influence and the magnitude of the entire Galaxy ecosystem around the world – TM Roh, President Mobile Communications Business, Samsung

It all started with the use of ghost nets in the new Galaxy series. In addition, the plastic from the packaging of mobile devices should disappear and the energy consumption of chargers in standby mode should drop to less than 0.005 watts. In addition, Samsung wants to reduce the waste generated during production and also reduce electronic waste.

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Galaxy for the Planet aims to reduce pollution by 2025! / ©Samsung

Last year, the manufacturer Fairphone showed how far you can go with sustainability in the electronics industry and what consequences this has for the products. The Fairphone 4 is a modular smartphone that is largely made from recycled materials and compensates for e-waste. As a compromise, you have to accept rather weak hardware and a higher price when you buy it.


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What do you think of “Galaxy for the Planet”? Do you think other companies should follow suit and take action against pollution? Let me know in the comments!

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