Samsungs latest announcement comes in the form of the South Korean tech giant introducing six limited edition watch bands for the Galaxy Watch 4. The special thing about these bands is that they are made up of recyclable and eco-friendly materials including apple peel.
This incredible production is a result of the company’s collaboration with Sami Miró, a fashion designer whose previous collections have made use of upcycled materials. The bands are available now, with prices starting at $39.99.
Samsung is offering six designs included in the collection and the “Midnight Black” and “Stratus Sky” bands are made out of 100% apple peel skin “recovered from the fruit industry.”
Samsung claims the material has the “premium look of leather” while not being sourced from animals. Speaking about the other four designs (“Aurora Night,” “Cloud Navy,” “Earth Sunrise,” and “Dawn Atlas”), they are all made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material which Samsung says is recyclable.
Alongside the watch bands, Samsung is also releasing a collection of three complementary free watch faces available for download from the Google Play store. It’s good to know that Samsung is doing at least some effort into reducing its carbon footprint.
Samsung already uses sustainable materials in its packaging, and as of last year, its sites across the US, China, and Europe were powered by 100% renewable energy. However the same implementation is yet to be brought to its facility in its home country of Korea, but Samsung announced that it’s working on it. But, it still has a lot of work to do to reduce the environmental impact of its devices themselves, particularly when it comes to repairability.
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