The South Korean giant has reinforced its commitment to sustainability and care for the planet. This commitment is part of a very important project for Samsung which, as some of our readers may remember, was announced in 2022, and its main objective is to reach the net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
With this new step, Samsung has expanded the use of recycled plastics, and expects to use 50% recycled materials in its plastic parts by 2030. By 2050, the date it aims to achieve that level of net zero carbon emissions, all its plastic parts will use 100% recycled materials. .
One of the most important advances that Samsung has currently achieved is in the SolarCell Remote Control, a remote control that is made with 28% recycled plastics. Thanks to this proportion of recycled materials, the company is able to recycle more than six million tons of waste.
Samsung produces about 10 million units of this remote control each year, an impressive number, all told. Making numbers, this commitment to recycled materials also allows Samsung reduce carbon emissions by 18%always comparing with a manufacturing model without recycled materials.
According to the South Korean giant, it was not easy, since developing and applying alternative materials from recycled waste in a remarkable way It is something that requires time and effort., but it is evident that the company has achieved it. HyunJoo Kim from Mecha Solution Lab commented:
“In the face of growing concern about ocean debris, we are carefully studying many solutions. We decided to use recycled plastics from discarded fishing nets for 20% of the SolarCell Remote Control brackets of the 2023 range. Looking ahead, our goal is to encourage the use of these resources and use recycled plastics more forcefully.”
“This year we have started to use recycled plastics from discarded fishing nets. Although they are expensive and difficult to process, As a final result, we achieve a higher quality of materials that contribute to our daily sustainability mission. The process is quite extensive, from sorting the waste to cleaning, removing toxic substances and improving the properties of the material.”