Samsung Studying Options To Limit The Environmental Impact of Note 7 Disposal
South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. said on Thursday that it was weighing many options to limit the environmental impact of discontinuing the Galaxy Note 7, after it was recall when it was known that the mobile devices suddenly burst in flames, which represented an incredible setback for the company.
According to the International Business Times, environmental group Greenpeace issued a statement earlier this week urging the South Korean company to show its plan of disposing the recalled phones, advising to not burn the devices in order to avoid any environmental impact.
"Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be transparent and publish its plan to deal with dismantling and disposing these phones. We also urge Samsung not to dump or burn the devices. It would be truly innovative if Samsung avoided the huge waste and environmental impact that comes from dumping and burning these devices!," senior IT campaigner at Greenpeace told.
"The world is watching how Samsung will respond to this crisis. Now is the perfect opportunity for the brand to show leadership and vision, breaking with the old ways and opening the door to rethinking how it designs, sells and reuses its electronics," he added
Samsung Hasn't Revealed Its Plans
Giving this statement, Samsung assured that the company will dispose every single Note 7 without making any environmental impact. However, the world´s largest smartphone maker in the world didn't explain which plan they will use, and didn't refer to Greenpeace in its statement.
"We recognize the concerns around the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 and are currently reviewing possible options that can minimize the environmental impact of the recall in full compliance with relevant local environmental regulations," Samsung told Reuters.
Samsung permanently ended sales of the Note 7 in October, after selling 3.06 million of these mobile devices in the world. This situation represented one of the biggest crisis in the company´s history, to the point where even the South Korean economy was affected. Although Samsung has to dispose these smartphones, it is necessary that this action doesn't represent any environmental impact.
Galaxy S8 Release Date And Rumors: AI Assistant Might Be Called 'Bixby'
Samsung will buy Viv Labs, which could ensure the quality of the A.I. assistant.
How The Galaxy Note 8 Can Save Samsung
What seems to be another of the Note 7 fiasco´s consequences, is how many users are waiting for the Note 8's release to see if there´s going to be another failure.
OnePlus 4 Rumors: 3 Ways The Powerhouse Budget Flagship Will Fail
Samsung and Apple´s new smartphones could be a huge threat to the OnePlus 4, considering that the hi-tech giants are betting a lot in the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.
A Leaked Image Of The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Shows An Amazing Yet Annoying Feature
This leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 was a shock to many people as it revealed that it would have a feature that would be useful for many. But it also showed that there was a flaw in its design.
[Rumor] Samsung Budget Galaxy A Phone Series Will Soon Get Wireless Charging: Here's Why
Samsung's Galaxy A71 and A51 are finally gaining the capability to be charged wirelessly. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? If true, why did the tech giant decided to do so now and not earlier?
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Upgrade Your Zoom Experience with the New MmHmm!
Tired of your boring Zoom meetings? The new MmHmm makes things more interesting!
CEO Peter Beck’s Apology Has Elon Musk and Other Competitors Support After Launch Failure
After the failure of the 13th attempt to reach orbit with Electron, Rocket Labs CEO Peter Beck has given out a public apology on Twitter. This has led to competitors, which include Elon Musk, to offer their support.
Pokemon Go is Four: Earned $3.6 Billion to Celebrate!
Pokemon GO turns four this month and the game is stronger than ever. As Niantic hoped, the game has not lost its player base.
Wolverine: Not MCU Ready Says Avengers Endgame Director Joe Russo
Endgame's director Joe Russo wants to respect the time and effort that was put into the current iteration of Wolverine we have in the film, so the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to refrain from using the character for a while.