- April 28, 2014
-- Samsung Electronics announced it is developing and expanding applications for eco-friendly packageto help reduce energy use, support the recycling of unused resources.The company is also pledging its commitment to continuously developing the Galaxy series, applying next generation eco-friendly material.
"As smartphones become more popularized, the responsibility of companies on making eco-friendly products is also becoming greater," said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. "By developing eco-friendly packageand applying them to the Galaxy series, we will strengthen our role as an eco-friendly company."
In continuation from Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Electronics has maintained its environment-
friendly efforts with Galaxy S5. Samsung Electronics used a 100% recyclable paper for the manual and packaging of the recently launched flagship device. The Galaxy S4 reducedapproximately 1,000 tons of CO2 emission, equivalent to protecting 110,000 trees, by using 100% recyclable paper packaging material. It also received the 'IF Design Awards 2014' in the Packaging category for its “Eco-friendly Mobile Package.”
The new flagship also has a high efficiency, low-load charger,as well as naturally degrading plastic packaging material and charger cases using recyclable plastic and soy ink without petroleum solvents to prevent soil and marine environment contamination. In addition, 20% of the material consists of waste plastic and recycled plastic with better shock and flame resistance for charger cases. The soy ink used to print its product manual and box improves the print work environment and save annual use of petroleum solvent by 30 tons.