Samsung Electronics Receives 2022 SEAL Business Sustainability Award for Reusing Ocean-Bound Plastic – Samsung Global Newsroom
Samsung wins Sustainable Product Award for innovating towards a sustainable future with reused ocean plastic in Samsung Galaxy technology
Samsung Electronics announced that the company was named the winner of the 2022 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for transforming discarded fishing nets into a high-performance recycled material for Galaxy devices.
Each year, judged by a panel of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) experts, the SEAL Awards honor the most impactful sustainability initiatives and the best companies that advance the environment. Samsung is a recipient of the SEAL Sustainable Product Award, which recognizes inspiring products specifically designed to move and change the world for the better.
“We are honored to receive the 2022 SEAL Sustainable Product Award for our efforts to advance more circular product design and doing more with less when it comes to ocean plastic waste,” said Sungsun Park, Vice President executive and leader of the mechanical R&D team of MX Business. at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is committed to continuing its sustainability journey and unleashing the company’s scale, innovation and open collaborative spirit to deliver even more tangible climate action.”
“Each year, 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear are dumped in the ocean, trapping and entangling marine life and damaging coral reefs. We commend Samsung for transforming the Galaxy smartphone series to combat this environmental challenge,” said Matt Harney, Founder of the SEAL Awards.
Discarded fishing nets are one of the most widespread and invasive ocean plastics that pose a serious threat to marine life and our planet. Samsung incorporated discarded recycled fishing nets with the Galaxy S22 series for the first time and since then has used the material in designs across the Galaxy ecosystem, including tablets, laptops and headphones. By collaborating with like-minded organizations, Samsung has created a new material from ocean-related recycled plastic and maintained its high quality standards.
This innovation is part of Samsung MX’s sustainability vision, Galaxy for the Planet, which outlines the company’s journey to take tangible climate action across global business operations and product lifecycles. Through Galaxy for the Planet, Samsung strives to develop and incorporate recycled materials in all new products, eliminate single-use plastics in mobile packaging, achieve zero standby power consumption for all smartphone chargers and divert all waste from landfill by 2025.
About SEAL Awards
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