New Galaxy smartphone UL-certified for sustainability

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Samsung has revealed that the cases for its new Galaxy S22 smartphones have been certified by UL for sustainability.

The electronics giant said that the materials used in the case which include recycled post-consumer plastics or bio-based substances are UL-certified. Samsung has claimed that the S22 is the company’s “most eco-conscious device ever.”

“These purposeful innovations are the latest example of Samsung’s commitment to doing more with less,” Samsung said.

As well as the phone cases, the material used in the Galaxy S22 series’ key bracket contains 20 percent recycled ocean-bound plastic from discarded fishing nets.

The phone also incorporates post-consumer recycled material in its speaker module, as well as the inner parts of the power and volume keys. In addition, recycled paper was used for the Galaxy S22’s packaging while a protective film used in the packaging was also made from recycled plastic.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ were unveiled earlier this month to a fanfare of publicity.

“As our most eco-conscious device ever, the Galaxy S22 series pioneers mobile technology while supporting our planet,” Samsung said. “Plastic pollution poses serious threats to our environment, and discarded fishing nets are especially harmful to marine life and our oceans.

“By collaborating with leading organizations, Samsung helps recover discarded fishing nets and transforms them into a high-performance material for our smartphones.”