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Samsungis set to sell refurbished units and recover and use or resell components such as chips and extract rare metals.
For five months, activists and environmental groups have been urging Samsung to commit to a plan that would recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7 phones instead of just tossing them into a landfill.
And it seems the tech giant has finally given in to their demands.
On Monday, the electronics maker revealed it had created three principles to ensure the Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally friendly manner.
First, devices shall be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable, Samsung shared in the announcement.
Second, salvageable components shall be detached for reuse.
Third, processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods.
On Monday, the electronics maker revealed it had created three principles to ensure the Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally friendly manner. These devices were recalled after reports that some units were exploding (pictured) surfaced
Any leftover parts will be recycled and the firm plans to extract the rare minerals.
Samsung shall first extract precious metals, such as copper, nickel, gold and silver by utilizing eco friendly companies specializing in such processes, reads the announcement.
As part of our ongoing commitment to recycling, Samsung also plans to join the EUs RD and test efforts to develop new eco friendly processing methods.
WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR PHONE? The hazardous ingredients of mobile phones have long been kept under wraps by manufacturers who are tight lipped about the recipes they use for their high tech components.
Cobalt is also used in rechargable batteries found in many laptops, mobile phones and electric vehicles.
The phones were completely disassembled and interior and exterior components were sampled by X ray Fluorescence spectrometry a process which determines the chemical composition of a material.
Each phone reportedly had either lead, bromine, mercury, cadmium, chlorine, or some combination of those chemicals.
These hazardous substances can pollute throughout a products life cycle, including when the minerals are extracted; when they are processed; during phone manufacturing; and at the end of the phones useful life.
The average smartphone contains up to 62 different types of metals and many are rare earth metals.
In October, Samsung had permanently ended sales of the fire prone Note 7 smartphones and is in the process of recalling them globally, and had sold 3.06 million of the phones to customers before they were pulled from the market.
A Samsung spokesperson told Jason Koebler with Motherboard, following the recall, that it had no plans on fixing or reselling the faulty devices.
However, the spokesperson assured him they had a plan in place that safely gets rid of them but this was not a good enough answer for environmental activists.
First, devices will be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable. Second, salvageable components shall be detached for reuse. Third, processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods