Samsung to ditch plastics used in its product packaging

Samsung today announced that it will stop using plastics for its product packaging. Instead of plastic, Samsung will start using paper and and other environmentally sustainable elements. This policy change is applicable for all Samsung products – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances.

For example for Samsung Mobile products including mobile phone, tablet and wearable products, it will replace the plastic used for holder trays with pulp molds, and bags wrapping accessories with eco-friendly materials. Samsung is also planning to change the phone charger design to eliminate plastic protection films. Instead of the glossy exterior, Samsung will now deliver the phone charger in matte finish.

“Samsung Electronics is stepping up in addressing society’s environmental issues such as resource depletion and plastic wastes,” said Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center. “We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution coming from our products. We will adopt more environmentally sustainable materials even if it means an increase in cost.”

Source: Samsung