Samsung 4K TV update offers a very simple fix to a really big problem

Your next Samsung 4K TV could look quite different when it arrives on your doorstep. That’s because the Korean technology firm is updating its packaging to make it far more eco-friendly.

All-new The Serif and The Sero TVs will now get this new boxing which not only makes it far easier to recycle but, if you fancy being creative, can also be transformed into objects for your home.

Samsung says it has applied a dot matrix design on each side of its eco-friendly corrugated cardboard boxes, allowing customers to cut them more easily and assemble them into various other uses, such as small end tables or houses for pets.

Included within the packaging is even a manual to guide you on how to make household items out of the cardboard boxes, which can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the box.

Earlier this year, Samsung had already won CES 2020 Innovation Awards for its eco-packaging concept for promoting the efficient use of resources.

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“Consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand that shares similar fundamentals and values as they do, and with our eco-packaging, we believe that we can provide our customers with a new experience that considers the environment as an important way to express themselves,” said Kangwook Chun, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Strategy Team of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung isn’t the only TV firm trying to make things more friendly to the planet.

Sky announced that it was cutting all plastic from its Sky Q packaging with this device now shipped without any of harmful materials.

The packaging it’s shipped in is also made from 100% recycled cardboard and even the sticker that was used to hold the old box together has been replaced by a natural adhesive that holds the box shut.

There’s also no protective plastic films and cork pads are now used as a buffer to keep it safe whilst in transit.

Cable ties and plastic bags have been ditched and the outer casing of the Q box has been replaced with a much more hardwearing material so it no longer comes in an extra plastic bag to protect it.

Finally, Sky says the overall packaging is now just half the size of the Sky + box which saves a vast amount of materials.

In fact, the firm is boasting that it will be saving 63tonnes of single-use plastic with the new box, that’s the equivalent weight of 25 elephants.

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