Samsung unveils solar-powered remotes for entire TV line in 2021

The initiative is predicted to avoid the use of 99 million AAA batteries over seven years

Samsung has announced all TVs in its range will come with a solar-powered remote control in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of its products.

The remote can be recharged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB.

The initiative is predicted to avoid the use of 99 million AAA batteries over seven years.

Samsung has developed a process that upcycles plastics from recyclable bottles, including 24% recycled content, to manufacture the remote.

The electronics giant also said it will expand its ‘eco-packaging’ to most of its TVs launched in 2021.

The scheme aims to reduce images and text on the packaging to reduce the amount of oil-based ink used in printing.

The company will also seek to lower user power consumption and use more recycled materials across its entire TV line.

JH Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said: “Our commitment to an inclusive and sustainable future goes hand-in-hand with our relentless pursuit for innovation to meet consumers’ ever-changing needs, from reducing the carbon footprint of our products to providing a suite of accessibility features, to offering an unparalleled viewing experience that fits each user’s lifestyle.”

 

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