The environmental impact of new technology shouldn't be an afterthought. At Samsung, we believe our products should respect the planet from the moment they're conceived to when they're in use, and beyond.
Well before a Samsung product enters your home or office, we use the “Planet First” approach, which considers a product‘s imprint on the environment and encourages eco-friendly design that respects the planet. The end result is products that aren‘t just better for the the earth but also save you money in the long run. Learn More ››
As we put new products on the drawing board, we match them against strict environmental standards and look for ways to use recyclable and eco-friendly materials. Many products, like our LED TVs, are made without hazardous substances like mercury or spray paint. We also strive to design more energy-efficient products that save on energy costs over time and have a smaller environmental footprint. Learn More ››
We've reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity at manufacturing facilities by 47% since 2008. As a member in the EPA's Green Power Partnership, we employ renewable energy in places like our wind-powered semiconductor facility in Austin, Texas, or our solar-powered space in Los Angeles, which is also equipped with electric-vehicle charging ports. We encourage partners and suppliers to reduce their environmental impact too, through our Eco-Partner Certification Program.
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We also consider the implications of packing and transporting our products. Our thinner LED TVs require less packaging and take up less room, which allows us to ship more per trip, cut fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
We are on track to achieve our 2013 goals by the end of the year.
As you use any product over the years, the electric bills and energy footprint start to add up. We look for every opportunity to reduce the impact of owning and using a Samsung product, and dedicate ourselves to making the most energy-efficient products available. Learn More ››
More than 1,400 Samsung products carry the ENERGY STAR label. For the past five years, Samsung has been honored for providing its customers with energy-efficient products that have reduced consumption and helped consumers save on their energy costs.
The Energy Star program was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to help people make smart decisions about their appliances and electronics.
Last year alone, ENERGY STAR appliances helped Americans save nearly $230 billion in utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 billion metric tons, equivalent to taking 375 million cars off the road.
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We love the newest technology as much as you do, and when you‘re ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest, it usually means disposing of the old products. In order to reduce the amount of personal electronics that end up in the waste stream, we built the most comprehensive national recycling program in the electronics industry. LEARN MORE ››
There are over
700 fixed drop-off locations
located in all 50 states that accept Samsung products (except appliances) for no fee.
You can still recycle your Samsung products through our mailback program, which allows you to ship any Samsung product, including televisions up to 50 pounds, to one of our recycling partners.
pounds of e-waste have been collected at Samsung‘s nationwide recycling and takeback centers as of May 2013.
pounds of Samsung toner cartridges are recycled each year through the S.T.A.R. program.
Discarded toner cartridges can create a significant source of hazardous waste in the environment, so Samsung teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to create the S.T.A.R. (Samsung Takeback and Recycling) program, an easy way for consumers and businesses to send back their empty Samsung toner cartridges.
The e-Stewards Initiative strives to reduce the irresponsible disposal of hazardous materials by restricting exportation of e-waste to developing nations where it‘s often disassembled and incinerated unsafely, putting low-paid workers at risk. Samsung is the only electronics manufacturer currently certified as an e-Stewards Enterprise, ensuring that we meet the highest standards for e-waste recycling.Learn More ››