Today, Samsung is the number one smartphone. And thanks to an initiative the manufacturer announced at its conference at CES 2021, the manufacturer may be able to encourage more people to buy their smartphones instead of turning to other brands.
As part of its commitment to the environment, the Korean giant has just launched a new program called “Galaxy Upcycling at Home,” which will turn old Galaxy smartphones into connected objects. Samsung will offer an update for these old devices that can be used to transform them for other purposes.
For example, if Samsung hasn’t provided all the details at the moment, the manufacturer could offer software that turns an old Galaxy smartphone into a baby monitor and sends the user a notification when their child is crying. The light sensors of old Galaxy smartphones could also be used to control the lights in the house, for example.
If a smartphone is no longer used by its owner, he can install the update and convert this device for other purposes. Samsung believes that thanks to this initiative, people will no longer keep their old, unsold devices in a drawer and, most importantly, will avoid throwing those devices away (which would increase electronic waste).
The manufacturer has also made an announcement regarding its televisions. The ecological packaging will be used from 2021 for QLED televisions, UHD televisions and screens, as well as audio products.
“At Samsung, we are always looking for ways to build a better, more sustainable future.”Samsung’s environmental impact specialist Sandeep Rana said. “With a focus on the environment, people and society, we will continue to provide our consumers with responsible tools and technology to meet today’s challenges and enable a better future for all. “”
When technology giants think about the environment
It is clear that in recent years, the major players in digital technology and new technologies have continued to announce new initiatives for the benefit of the planet. Right now, Apple, Samsung’s main competitor, is a good student.
The Cupertino company has already achieved carbon neutrality for its business activities. And the use of recycled materials for its products is regularly highlighted.
In addition, Apple is currently striving to achieve CO2 neutrality in the entire supply chain (therefore also for suppliers and partners) by 2030. Otherwise, we also recently learned that Apple decided to make changes to the way executive bonuses are calculated.
In addition to financial performance, these rewards take into account new criteria. including environmental performance.