Samsung, one among the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer is gradually ending the plastic packaging, which is used to wrap their brand devices and appliances.
Beginning in the first half of this year, Samsung phones, tablets and wearable devices will be packed in paper, pulp molds and bio-based or recycled plastics, the company told CNN. It will also alter the design of its phone charger, replacing the glossy exterior with a matte finish and stopping plastic protection films.
Samsung had sold about 291 million smartphones last year, according to data from market research firm IDC. It also sold millions of other consumer products.
The plastic bags used to protect the surface of Samsung’s large home appliances — washing machines, refrigerators, TVs and air conditioners — will be switched to bags made of recycled materials and bioplastics.
This idea, which will be implemented in an experimental phase to several thousand consumers in New York and Paris this May, was announced last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.