New Samsung Galaxy Devices Are Made With Repurposed Fishing Nets
Samsung has revealed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy devices will incorporate a new material derived from repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets. This move is a bid on their part to minimise their “environmental footprint and help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community” and as part of their Galaxy for the Planet campaign.
Repurposed fishing nets in future Samsung Galaxy devices
Samsung says that future Samsung Galaxy devices will feature repurposed discarded fishing nets beginning with the ones that will be revealed during the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event happening this 9th of February. With this, Samsung says that they hope to stop the use of single-use plastics and instead, use more eco-conscious materials, such as recycled post-consumer material and recycled paper.
According to a report released in 2009, ocean-bound plastic does not include just plastic water bottles or plastic bags but also discarded fishing nets. In fact, over 640,000 tonnes are abandoned and discarded in the ocean every year. Dubbed “ghost nets”, these nets are responsible for trapping and entangling marine life, damaging coral reefs and natural habitats. They can even end up in our food and water sources.
Samsung says that this is just the beginning of their journey to address our climate issues. They will talk about this and more during the upcoming Unpacked event this 9th February.
Pokdepinion: Kudos to Samsung for making something like this possible. To be honest, I didn’t realise the impact fishing nets have on our environment until today.