Samsung eyes bioplastics in packaging revamp

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In Japan, electronics giant Samsung has announced it will replace plastic packaging materials with recycled and biobased plastics and paper.

“To revamp product packaging, Samsung Electronics has formed a task force involving design and development, purchasing, marketing and quality control for innovative packaging ideas,” Samsung said in a statement.

The move will minimize waste and is in line with “society’s environmental issues such as resource depletion and plastic wastes,” adds Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center.

The company has also promised to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics by 2030 as well as collect 7.5 tons of discarded Samsung products.