Just before the presentation of the Galaxy S22, Samsung announces the use of recycled fishing nets for the manufacture of its new high-end smartphones. It is a gesture for the good of the environment.
Samsung thinks about the environment with its Galaxy S22
The use of this new material marks an important step in Samsung’s Galaxy for the Planet approach, which aims to minimize the company’s environmental footprint and “to foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community”. In a press release, the manufacturer indicates “that by giving new life to discarded fishing nets that would otherwise have become hazardous waste, Samsung, through its creative solution, is showing how we can all do more with less to preserve our planet’s resources”.
Citing a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Samsung points out that up to 640,000 tons of fishing nets are left behind every year, destroying marine life and damaging coral reefs and other habitats. The Korean manufacturer collects and reuses these abandoned fishing nets less than 50 km from the coast for use in the Galaxy, thus reducing their environmental impact and helping to clean up the oceans. The company claims that these are the “Essential first steps to keeping our oceans clean and preserving the planet and our collective future”.
The Galaxy S22 will therefore be the first smartphones from Samsung based on recycled fishing nets. The group ensures that this is only the beginning and that its next smartphones will also be entitled to it.