Samsung's upcoming Galaxy phones will be made with old fishing nets

Samsung&039s initiative to repurpose plastic from ocean

In a bid to improve its sustainability credentials, Samsung has announced that it will be using a new material with its upcoming Galaxy devices that's made from discarded fishing nets and other single-use plastics. It hopes by doing so it can do its part to help clean up the oceans and deliver products that are less carbon-intensive.

Samsung said that discarded fishing nets are a huge problem for marine life and for the most part, are not spoken about. Citing a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Samsung said there are a massive 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets discarded into the ocean every year. Once disposed of, these nets can linger around for centuries trapping marine life that are unfortunate enough to swim into them. They also hurt coral reefs and other natural habitats and even end up in our food and water sources.

Commenting on the news, Samsung said:

“Samsung is committed to addressing ocean plastic pollution in a way that will positively impact not only the environment but also the lives of all Galaxy users. This new technological advancement marks a notable achievement in the company’s journey to deliver tangible environmental actions and protect the planet for generations to come.”

If you’re interested in learning more about this initiative, be sure to check in to Unpacked on Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST where the Korean firm will share its vision for a sustainable future.

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