As one of the world's largest electronics groups, Samsung has consistently maintained environmental protection in its products and production lines. Their latest USB PD fast charger is made of renewable plastic, and the semiconductor production base has recently obtained the industry's first recyclable water certification.Now, the South Korean giant's screen production base has recently obtained the highest green environmental certification.
The company's display manufacturing division announced that it has obtained the highest level of certification from under writers laboratories (UL) in South Korea because of its efforts to produce no industrial waste.
Samsung display is the first Korean company to obtain this certification. Their production line 1, located in asan, South Chung Ching Road, South Korea, has won platinum certification in the field of zero waste landfill. Last year, asan plant's line 2 received gold certification. At present, the waste conversion rate of all semiconductor bases of Samsung Group has reached 98.1%.
UL's classification of recovery levels is as follows: platinum for manufacturing plants that can recover all industrial waste, gold for plants that can recover 95% to 99% of waste, and silver for plants that can recover 90% to 94% of industrial waste.
Jeong Hyun Seok, President of UL Korea, said: "the first platinum certification in the industry reflects Samsung's efforts in environmental protection."
Since 2014, Samsung display has been recycling impurities from the display manufacturing process. They also have a recycling center to separate and decompose waste by material and use the scrap metal to make floors in factories.
With the continuous popularization of electronic products, environmental protection has become the focus of many enterprises. In recent years, electronic waste has become the fastest growing variety of household waste in the world. According to statistics, the total amount of e-waste generated in the world in 2019 reached a record 53.6 million tons, but only 17.4% were collected and recycled. Due to the lack of effective control, the value of these electronic wastes, which are mostly dumped or burned, can reach 57 billion US dollars. There are also many Asian countries in part of the collection of e-waste for a living, for the local people's health has brought great harm. The recycling of electronic waste is the social responsibility that every enterprise should undertake.