In recent years, phone manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint.
Some have changed the plastic packaging for recyclable materials such as paper or posters, while others have taken more controversial measures such as not including the charger with the phone or tablet.
Samsung has taken these mentioned measures and has now announced a new one. The company says it has developed a new material made from recycled fishing nets and other ocean plastics, a material that will be part of every Samsung Galaxy that will be unveiled on February 9 at its Unpacked event.
In accordance with the company announcement, not only plastic bags or water bottles are a threat to the environment, because every year 640,000 tons of fishing nets are abandoned in the seas and oceans around the world. These nets trap and entangle marine life, damaging coral reefs and the natural habitats of wildlife. Samsung collects the plastics on the shores of communities or areas where waste management is non-existent or very inefficient.
It is possible that the South Korean giant will offer more information about this recycling system this week at its presentation event for the new Galaxy S22. In addition to the new flagship phones (presumably three), the company is expected to present its new generation of high-end tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, which will replace the current model.