Samsung has announced that it has won an environmental protection award for recycling, the company launched a new recycling program in Russia in 2010.
Samsung has been collection and recycling old electronics equipment in Russia since 2010 and they have now won this award.
Kommersant Initiative recognizes the best corporate and individual projects across four categories: “Culture”, “Charity and social responsibility”, “Ecology” and “Individual contribution”. As part of the award, presented by the Kommersant Publishing House, two environmental projects by Samsung Electronics were honored. First is the installation of ecoboxes in the company’s service centers, and second is the “School of recycling: electronics” initiative created to raise awareness about protection of the environment and promote a responsible attitude towards waste disposal among students in Russian schools.
The large-scale federal environmental campaign “School of recycling: electronics” was initiated by Samsung Electronics at the beginning of 2018 in conjunction with the Foundation for Environmental Management, an NGO in Russia. The main goal of the program is raising ecological awareness, reduction of environmental harm caused by the disposal of e-waste, development of skills for environmentally responsible behavior, resource conservation, and separate collection of hazardous waste. As part of the campaign, over 400 participating schools installed ecoboxes where students can dispose of old batteries and accumulators. Ecology classes were also held for the pupils, where the children were taught about the importance of recycling electronics and the protection of the environment.
You can find out more details about Samsung’s recycling program over at their website at the link below.