Take back & recycling programs

Packaging Recycling

Samsung Electronics has joined a packaging compliance scheme in each country where we are obligated as a producer. Through these compliance schemes Samsung Electronics funds the activities of waste collectors and recycling operators to ensure that, wherever possible, packaging from our products is reused, recovered or recycled free of charge to all consumers.

For more information about the recycling opportunities for packaging waste available in your area, please contact your local authority or follow the links for our contracted recycling organizations below:

Responsibility Country Recycling scheme Country Recycling scheme
Producers
(Samsung)
Austria ARA Netherlands Ministry of Taxation
Belgium FOST Plus Poland Polish Organisation for Recycling & Recovery
VAL-I-PAC Slovakia Envipak
Czech Republic EKO-KOM a.s Spain Ecoembalajes Espana S.A
Finland PYR Ltd Sweden Repa
France Eco-Emballages UK DHL
Germany Landbell AG Romania EcoRom
Hungary OKO-Pannon Greece HERRCO
Italy Conai Latvia Latvijas Zalais Punkts
Portugal Pontoverde Denmark financed via taxation
Bulgaria Ecopack Switzerland financed via taxation
Distributors Malta GreenPak Slovenia Slopak
Cyprus Green Dot Cyprus Ireland Repak Ltd
Estonia ETO Luxembourg Valorlux asbl
Luxembourg Zaliasis Taskas Norway Gront punkt

Battery Recycling

EU

A new Battery Directive (2006/66) was published by the European Commission in 2006 which requires member states to set up collection and recycling systems similar to those that have been introduced for electronics and packaging. Samsung Electronics supports the aims of the Battery Directive and is compliant with the battery legislation of each country where we are obligated as a producer. For more information about how to recycle batteries in your country, please follow the links for our contracted recycling organizations below:

Responsibility Country Recycling scheme Country Recycling scheme
Producers
(Samsung)
Austria ERP Netherlands Stibat
Belgium Bebat Poland Rebis
Czech Republic Ecobat Porutugal Ecopilhas
Finland Serty Slovakia SEWA
France Screlec Spain ERP
Germany GRS Batterien Sweden El Kretsen
Hungary Relem UK Valpak
Italy RAECYCLE Romania Ecotic
Denmark Elretur Greece AFIS
Bulgaria Nordrecycling Switzerland via taxation
Lithuania EEPA Norway via taxation
Distributors Cyprus Green Dot Cyprus Malta GreenPak
Estonia ETO Slovenia Slopak
Latvia AS Latvijas Zalais Elektrons Ireland Repak Ltd
Luxembourg Valorlux asbl    

North America RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)

As part of its sustainability mission, Samsung actively supports Call2Recycle, the only rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America with no drop off fee. Through its participation in Call2Recycle, Samsung can offer a free and convenient program to its customers and ensure that its products’ batteries are managed in a safe and responsible manner. With a strong commitment to the highest standards of responsible collection and recycling, Call2Recycle was the first battery program to receive e-Stewards qualification from the Basel Action Network. Since 1994, with the support of companies like Samsung, Call2Recycle has diverted over 60 million pounds of rechargeable batteries from local landfills and established a network of 30,000 recycling drop-off locations. For more information: www.call2recycle.org.

Brazil

Samsung Electronics in Brazil established 400 collection bins for batteries to comply with battery regulation, Resolution 401/2008.

>Argentina

Samsung Electronics in Buenos Aires, Argentina established 10 collection bins for batteries to comply with battery regulation, Resolution No. 262- APRA/08.