New Delhi – Samsung Electronics focusses on environmental conscious products and plans to replace plastic containers that used to hold mobile products with pulp mold and paper, while vinyl that was wrapped around earphones and cables will also be changed to paper or other environmental conscious materials.
Through the use pulp molds packing materials for laptops in 2018, and gradually replacing vinyl packaging with recycled and bio-based materials for all household appliances since 2019, the company, establishes progressive goals.
The company aims to achieve the 100% use of sustainable sourced paper for packaging by 2020.
The company also focusses on expanding the use of recycled plastic in a wide range of products including refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, televisions, monitors and mobile phone chargers and has used 2.2 lakh tons of recycled plastic cumulatively.
The company used around 40,000 tons of Post Consumer Materials (PCM), which is the recycled material from wastewater bottles and consumer plastics in FY2018.
By 2030, the company plans to expand the accumulated amount of recycled plastics use to 5 lakh tons.