Samsung Galaxy S6 is the only mobile phone honored for the
exceptional use of sustainable materials
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced it has received two
awards for sustainability from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). Samsung is the first brand to be honored with the Sustainable
Materials Management (SMM) Champion Award, Product Category for the
Galaxy S6. The company will also receive The SMM Electronics Challenge
Tier Award – Gold Level for Samsung’s leadership in e-waste collection.
The Champion Award was presented to Samsung because of its use of
sustainable materials in the Samsung Galaxy S6, and is the only mobile
phone recognized by the EPA’s SMM program. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is 99.9
percent recyclable and comes in 100 percent recycled packaging.
Additionally, the phone’s charger is made partially out of recycled
plastic, and soy-bean ink is used to print the materials included with
The second award for e-waste leadership honors Samsung’s long-term
commitment to the proper disposal and recycling of e-waste in the United
States. In 2014, Samsung collected over 114 million pounds of e-waste in
the U.S., one of the world’s biggest collectors of e-waste. Samsung is
being recognized for the company’s robust voluntary collection network,
as well as for the recycler audits the company conducts to confirm
“As one of the two SMM Electronics Champion award winners, Samsung
Electronics has shown exceptional leadership and innovation in the
sustainable management of electronics and for demonstrating significant
environmental, social and economic outcomes that go above and beyond the
requirements of the SMM Electronics Challenge,” said Mathy Stanislaus,
assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency
Management. “I congratulate Samsung for their innovative efforts to
divert electronics from landfills and recover valuable resources, and
for its vision to make the Galaxy S6 mobile phone, its packaging, and
its accessories meet high environmental standards and I encourage others
to follow their lead by implementing these best practices.”
“We are honored by the EPA’s acknowledgement of Samsung’s efforts in
sustainability and e-waste leadership,” said Mark Newton, director of
corporate environmental and regulatory affairs. “It has been a
company-wide focus to grow our recycling and sustainable programs, and
it is wonderful to be recognized for doing great work that helps
preserve the environment.”
The awards were presented to Samsung today at a ceremony that was
attended by representatives of the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency
Management, General Services Administration, and the Department of
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and
home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the
U.S. and America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future
with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of
TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital
appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and
semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of
Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of
smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We
employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196
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