Sunday, 27 January 2019
Samsung to ditch plastic for sustainable paper packaging
Under the company’s sustainability policy, Samsung plans to minimize and replace packaging with environmentally sustainable materials.
On January 27, 2019, Samsung Electronics announced that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.
For its paper choices, Samsung will include fiber materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, for packaging and manuals by 2020.
“Samsung Electronics is stepping up in addressing society’s environmental issues such as resource depletion and plastic wastes,” said Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center. “We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution coming from our products. We will adopt more environmentally sustainable materials even if it means an increase in cost.”
Under the company’s circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has set a mid-term implementation plan to only use paper packaging materials certified by forestry initiatives by next year.