World Environment Day 2021: #ReimagineABetterPlanet with Samsung this June
Samsung Electronics understands the importance of not just designing innovative products and services with the environment in mind, but also of drawing awareness to one of our planet’s most pressing issues – environmental sustainability.
This is why the company is launching a month-long celebration starting this June on our sustainability initiatives, programs, and innovations to celebrate World Environment Day, a global day of sustainability awareness created by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that sees participation from people all around the world.
In order to encourage people to embrace creative and sustainable solutions for World Environment Day this year, Samsung is kicking off our sustainable celebration with the launch of Small World, a make-it-yourself cardboard collection to give the packaging a second life developed in collaboration with artist Papersmith.
Putting a New Spin on Cardboard Packaging
Since 2020, Samsung has been expanding its revolutionary Eco-packaging solution that lets you upcycle your TV product packaging into helpful home décor items. Inspired by this program’s easy-to-use dot matrix design as a fun and simple way to encourage users to act sustainably, Samsung is commencing its month of eco-conscious activity with Small World, a program that provides users with even more creative ways of reusing cardboard boxes.
In order to bring the Small World program to life, Samsung collaborated with renowned Amsterdam-based paper artist AJ Smith, known as Papersmith, to create astonishing art pieces featuring buildings, animals, and plants built from the product packaging of Samsung TVs, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Buds Pro – and more. People around the world can get involved at home through twelve downloadable prints of some of the characters featured in Small World. Along with this do-it-yourself cardboard template collection, users can then share their creations online using the hashtag #ReimagineABetterPlanet.
Towards a Better World for All
This June, Samsung is also going to highlight its existing range of programs, initiatives, and products that support environmental sustainability across the company’s social media channels and website, including the Galaxy Upcycling and Galaxy Upcycling at Home programs that encourage the repurposing of older smartphones into IoT devices and the company’s industry-leading energy-efficient memory chips that enable smarter power consumption from the inside out.
When it Comes to Sustainability, Every Bit Counts
When it comes to sustainability, no effort is too small. Accordingly, another event during Samsung’s month of sustainability awareness is putting the power of innovation into the hands of its own employees. This June, Samsung employees based in Korea are set to have the opportunity to take part in an eco-conscious Idea Contest, hosted on the company’s collaboration platform, MOSAIC. Starting June 9, employees will have two weeks to share their own ingenious and creative eco-conscious product or service ideas via MOSAIC. By the end of the month, the winners of the competition will be announced internally and awards granted to the submissions that best build on or complement the company’s existing product, service, and packaging sustainability solutions.
Samsung Electronics strives to incorporate environmental sustainability into everything we do. Our products are thoughtfully designed to minimize the impact on the environment during their entire lifecycle – from planning and manufacturing to consumption and recycling.
Stay tuned for more updates on Small World, the Eco-conscious idea contest, and more during this June’s month-long celebration of sustainability, and be sure to share your own sustainable creations with the hashtag #ReimagineABetterPlanet.