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E-waste Recycling July 04, 2019 05:23:10 AM

Samsung's E-Waste Recycling to Surpass 8 Billion Pounds by 2020

Paul Ploumis
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Till date, it has recycled close to 6.2 billion pounds of used electronics globally.

Samsung's E-Waste Recycling to Surpass 8 Billion Pounds by 2020

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Samsung Electronics aims to recycle more electronic waste by partnering with various agencies. This is in line with the company objective to provide easily accessible electronics recycling services to customers, sticking to its corporate commitments on responsible recycling.

According to Mark Newton, head of North America corporate sustainability at Samsung Electronics, the company has collected and recycled approximately 100 million pounds of electronic waste every year in the U.S. alone, since 2008. Till date, it has recycled close to 6.2 billion pounds of used electronics globally. The company targets to achieve cumulative target of 8 billion pounds by 2020 and 15 billion pounds by 2030.

Newton reiterated the company’s commitment to partner with recyclers who specialize in electronics recovery. This in turn will ensure that the collected materials are handled properly through all stages leading to final disposition. In addition, the company also plans to expand its e-waste reduction initiatives, currently available to both businesses and consumers.

Samsung believes in broad cross-industry partnerships and manufacture of advanced products with innovative environmental performance feature. As part of this effort, the company has set up sustainability goals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption and boosting recovery of recycled materials. Also, it focuses on designing new products that help its customers to be more productive and efficient in an environmentally responsible manner.

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