Samsung making new smartphone utilizing ocean plastic

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): South Korean smartphone and electronics producer Samsung’s new smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Extremely, has elements constructed from repurposed fishing nets and different post-consumer supplies.

World vitality and commodity market enterprise intelligence supplier Argus Media on Thursday (Feb 10) reported that fishing nets are repurposed as a polyamide for the cellphone’s stylus holder and key brackets for the quantity and energy buttons, together with glass fibre.

The inside quantity and energy buttons are constructed from post-consumer polycarbonates.

Submit-consumer polycarbonates and glass fibre are used for the speaker module. The cellphone’s packaging is constructed from 100pc recycled paper.

Argus stated discarded fishing nets contribute to 12 million t/yr of plastic ending up in oceans, in keeping with Samsung.

These nets usually lure and entangle marine wildlife, injury coral reefs and have the potential to finish up in meals and water sources.

Samsung intends to make use of repurposed ocean-bound plastics in all its Galaxy product line-ups as a part of its plans to eradicate the usage of single-use plastics.

Samsung expects its efforts to take away greater than 50t of previous fishing nets from the oceans.

Final yr, US know-how agency Microsoft tied up with Saudi petrochemical producer SABIC to create a pc mouse constructed from recycled ocean plastic.

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