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Packaging changes are slated to begin by the second half of 2019, with new paper sourcing expected to be in place by 2020.

Waste360 Staff

January 29, 2019

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Samsung Moves Toward Sustainable Product Packaging

Samsung just announced a new sustainability policy that will change its product packaging to recycled and bio-based paper and plastic wrapping.

According to Mashable, Samsung will now use pulp molds to form holder trays rather than plastic for its phones, tablets and wearables. Additionally, appliances like TVs, refrigerators and washing machines will be packed in bags made of recycled plastic and bioplastics.

Packaging changes are slated to start by the second half of 2019, and new paper sourcing is expected to be in place by 2020.

Mashable has more details:

Your next Samsung phone could come in recycled and bio-based paper and plastic wrapping.

The company's electronics division announced its new sustainability policy Sunday and it involves changing product packaging for its phones, tablets, and wearables.

Now, instead of plastic, pulp molds will form holder trays. Accessories will be wrapped in eco-friendly materials. Samsung phone chargers will even change from a glossy finish to matte so that the company doesn't need to use a plastic protection film. The little things add up.

Read the full article here.

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