Samsung is expected to soon start offering recycled parts for device repairs aimed at reducing repair costs and reducing e-waste.
Posted By : Deepak Naik | Date : Apr 14 2022 9:17 AM
In another boost to its sustainability effort, Samsung is now looking to increase the use of recycled parts in its smartphone repair programme. This move is aimed at reducing costs for the consumers and cutting back on electronic waste.
According to a Business Korea report, Samsung is working on introducing a manufacturer-certified recycled parts programme wherein customers will be able to purchase recycled parts that are certified by the company to be functioning as well as factory-new parts.
This comes soon after the company had announced a self-repair programme for Galaxy device owners in the US. Initially, users of Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy S21 series and Galaxy Tab S7+ will be able to order repair kits consisting of device parts, repair tools and guides for their devices.
The new recycled parts programme is expected to be tied with the company’s self-repair programme and users will get recycled parts that are in good condition. According to the above report, this will considerably reduce the cost of parts by as much as 50%.
Samsung’s sustainability push
This move will help reduce e-waste, allowing the company to use recycled parts in place of new parts. The company had also announced its plan to increase the use of recycled materials in its products as part of its Galaxy Project for the Earth initiative. The company has used recycled plastic in the recently announced Galaxy S22 series.
As part of its sustainability efforts, the company is also removing the charging brick and headphones from several of its devices, including the flagship Galaxy S series.