Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy devices will be made partly from recycled fishing nets

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is easily one of the most leaked devices ever, with most of its information available several days before its official release. But what most people didn’t realize was that the latest flagship lineup makes use of a new material made of discarded fishing nets.

The S22 series, according to a press release, uses a “new material” made of repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets.

The components that use the said material were not disclosed, nor was the percentage of the new material used. Nonetheless, it’s encouraging to see Samsung contribute to the growing efforts of tech companies to make their products more environmentally friendly.

“The use of this material shows another step in our Galaxy for the Planet journey, which plans to reduce our environmental outcomes and foster more maintainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community,” Samsung wrote.

In the future, the company plans to incorporate repurposed ocean-bound plastics throughout its entire product lineup. Each year, approximately 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are said to be abandoned in the ocean, posing significant threats to marine life, coral reefs, and natural habitats, so the move is significant.

Keep an eye out for more information on the new material at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 9th.

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