Waste accumulation is one of the largest hurdles in the path of environmental conservation and the protection of biodiversity. In order to meet the net-zero targets, it is very important to not only manage the waste generated, but also reduce it by limiting the consumption, and reuse it by upcycling it to something else.
Samsung’s Eco-Friendly Packaging
Recognising its responsibility towards the waste it generates, Samsung Electronics made an announcement in last year that it will introduce a new eco-friendly packaging across its Lifestyle TV product portfolio in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint.
Samsung’s new ‘eco-packaging’ made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be applied to The Serif, The Frame and The Sero, allowing customers easier recycling as well as upcycling of the cardboard boxes for creative reuse.
Speaking about the rollout of this new initiative, Kangwook Chun, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Strategy Team of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said, “Consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand that shares similar fundamentals and values as they do, and with our eco-packaging, we believe that we can provide our customers with a new experience that considers the environment as an important way to express themselves.”
The company has applied a dot matrix design on each side of its eco-friendly corrugated cardboard boxes, allowing customers to cut the boxes more easily and assemble them into various other uses, such as small end tables or houses for pets.
Included within the packaging is a manual to guide customers on how to make household items out of the cardboard boxes, which can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the box.
Owners of The Serif who tend to put shelves and furniture around the TV can build cat houses, magazine racks and even shelves from the cardboard boxes to store household items and electronic devices, including the remote control.
For this initiative, Samsung has also won CES 2020 Innovation Awards for its eco-packaging concept for promoting the efficient use of resources.