Samsung Galaxy S23 series sustainability efforts taken to new heights
Samsung is putting money where their mouth is as their new Galaxy S23 series sustainability efforts are taken to impressive new heights.
At the recent Galaxy Experience 2023 event in Singapore, Sung-Ho Cho, Principal Engineer at Advanced Color Material Finishing (CMF) Lab, Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics shared that the new Galaxy S23 series sustainability efforts have ensured that they have less environmental impact than prior generations of Galaxy smartphones with the addition of more recycled materials in more device components while incorporating packaging that uses 100% recycled paper.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series sustainability breakdown
In the case of the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+, Samsung has used recycled materials to craft 11 components within the phones. The larger Galaxy S23 Ultra ups the ante with a dozen integrated components made from recycled materials which is literally double that of its predecessor the Galaxy S22 Ultra which had half a dozen components made from eco-conscious materials in its design.
While it looks modest on paper, the efforts undertaken for Samsung Galaxy S23 series sustainability are important steps in the right direction towards a brighter, more sustainable future.
According to Sung-Ho Cho, the Galaxy S23 series are also the first smartphones to use the new, tougher Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 sheathing its front display and backplate. This new glass is exclusive to Samsung and is tougher than even their prior Gorilla Glass Victus+ used in last year’s phones. On average, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 has an average of 22% pre-consumer recycled content with material sources from discarded PET bottles used in its manufacture.
That’s not all as the Galaxy S23 Ultra also integrates recycled aluminium in the side key, volume keys and SIM card tray in a its design while discarded fishing nets have been used in the manufacturer of the Galaxy S23 series, potentially saving up to 15 tons of dangerous discarded fishing nets from creating hazards for marine life by the end of 2023.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has an UL ECOLOGO certification for reduced environmental impact and Carbon Trust has certified that the phone only emits a total of 70.557kg CO2eq throughout its product lifecycle. For more details on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, check out our upcoming hands-on and review along with our Galaxy Unpacked 2023 reveal feature. It’s also now on preorder in Malaysia and you can find out more from their official Samsung page here.