Samsung to incorporate ocean-related recycled plastics into Galaxy devices

Samsung announced on Monday that it will be incorporating reused ocean plastics across its entire product line, starting with new Galaxy devices that will be unveiled at the upcoming “Unpacked” event on Feb. 9.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are abandoned and discarded each year, posing a threat to marine life. Known as ghost fishing nets, they remain in the marine ecosystem for hundreds of years and can lead to the accidental capture of marine animals, including dolphins and turtles, which can die trapped in the mesh.

The South Korean company has developed a new material with reused ocean-discarded fishing nets to minimize its environmental footprint and help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community.

“Lingering in our oceans for centuries, these ‘ghost nets’ are responsible for trapping and entangling marine life, damaging coral reefs and natural habitats and even ending up in our food and water sources. Collecting and reusing these nets are essential first steps in keeping our oceans clean while preserving the planet and our collective future,” Samsung said in a statement.

“Reusing ocean-bound plastics is just the first step in our collective mission to address the climate crisis, and Samsung looks forward to using our scale, innovation and open collaboration to discover additional solutions,” the company said.

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