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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are very eco-friendly and Samsung has the awards to prove it

Discussion in 'SAMSUNG - What's New?' started by Princess, Apr 2, 2015.

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    Succeeding in the very dynamic and demanding tech market of today often requires a lot more than technological advances, beautiful design and competitive prices. People are starting to pay more attention on how their products are made, what they are made from and, most-importantly, how eco-friendly they are.

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    This increased consumer concern is definitely a step in the right direction and will hopefully fuel the advancement or sustainable and renewable tech. And while projects like Google’s modular ARA are taking a more radical approach to the problem, there are a lot of things any technology manufacturer can address to help and when we are talking about a giant, like Samsung, efforts usually show quick results.

    The Korean giant’s latest flagship phones – the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge definitely shine as a technological advancement, but they also showcase how far the company has gone with their eco-friendly efforts. The two handsets have been awarded various eco certificates in four major markets – the US, the UK, Russia and Brazil. They are meant to praise Samsung’s efforts to use non-toxic, recyclable materials, as well as increase energy efficiency.

    The smartphones have been awarded a Sustainability Product Certification (SPC) from the US-based UL (Underwriters Laboratories) as well as CO2 Measured Label from the UK Carbon Trust organization. In Russia, the phones received a Vitality Leaf from the Ecological Union and in Brazil, a quality label, from Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT).

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    This success is definitely not coincidental, nor is it an isolated occurrence. Even since 2004, when Samsung set up an internal “Eco-Design process” every one of its products has had to adhere to certain rules and get validated with and named “eco-grade”. In the case of the latest Galaxy models, Samsung delivers them in a package made out of 100% recycled paper and the labels are printed with soy ink, while the charger contains 20% recycled plastic.

    Currently over 3000 Samsung products have obtained environmental labels in 14 countries worldwide and the company hopes to grow this number significantly in the future.

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