Scale the use of environmentally friendly materials in Samsung Galaxy S23 series accessories

Galaxy accessories designed with the planet in mind

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At Samsung, we’re harnessing the power of technology to empower people to make small daily changes that can add up to a significant, positive impact for the planet according to our corporate sustainability vision, Everyday Sustainability. With every product we create, we try to make the technology that appeals to so many of us do more with less impact on the environment.

As part of our commitment, Samsung Mobile eXperience (MX) Business is working to incorporate recycled materials into all mobile products by 2025. We have made great strides in our journey to achieve this goal with the Galaxy S23 series, which features a variety more recycled materials than any other Galaxy smartphone, including pre-consumer recycled glass and aluminum, and post-consumer recycled plastics, which come from discarded fishing nets, water barrels and PET bottles. Compared to its previous generation, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has also doubled the number of components made from recycled materials and expanded their presence to external components, not just internal ones.

Now, we are taking our journey one step further by applying eco-friendly materials to all eight styles of smartphone cases for the Galaxy S23 series[1]plus screen protector[2] which provides additional protection to the smartphone screen.

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Discover three smartphone cases for the Galaxy S23 series, designed with style and the planet in mind.

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All cases sold separately.
Case with silicone grip

The silicone grip case for the Galaxy S23 series integrates a range of post-consumer recycled plastics, promoting better circularity of resources in Samsung’s design and manufacturing processes.

The inner frame is made with a material that consists of a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled plastic[3] sourced from discarded water barrels and the inside of the case is recycled microfiber, made with at least 29% recycled PET plastic[4].

Each silicone grip case comes with a strap that uses a fabric that is made from 86% recycled PET plastic. To create the band material, PET bottles are melted down and reused to form a flexible and durable yarn.

Smart View Wallet Case

Known for its practicality, the Smart View wallet case for the Galaxy S23 series allows users to easily access their device’s pen display without opening the cover. With a simple tap on the display window, Galaxy users can answer a call or play music.

But the Smart View wallet case is more than comfortable, it is designed with environmentally friendly materials. The outer cover is made from a material that has a minimum of 21% bio-based content[5]. The internal frame, likewise, uses a material with a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled plastic, while the interior of the case is made with recycled microfibers containing a minimum of 29% recycled PET plastic.

Rugged case for gadgets

The Rugged Gadget case for the Galaxy S23 series is built to last, with a rugged design and comfortable grip. Protects your device from bumps, drops and scratches. This heavy-duty case has been drop tested to meet military-grade standards[6].

The case’s added protection is supported by recycled materials, proving that increased durability shouldn’t come at the cost of eco-conscious material innovation. The outer frame incorporates a material containing at least 37% bio-based content.

Each case contains environmentally friendly materials such as recycled plastics or bio-based contents, which have been validated by UL.
An ongoing commitment to sustainability

Galaxy technology and its accessories have always been created to bring comfort, joy and style. For the past decade, Samsung has been trying to make sustainability an essential part of this equation.

These smartphone cases are just a small step in our journey towards sustainability. Our journey is continuous and ever-changing. Samsung will continue to step up our efforts and join forces with like-minded partners to enable all Galaxy users to integrate sustainability into their daily lives.

For more information on Samsung’s sustainability efforts, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/explore/sustainability/

Environmentally friendly materials used in Galaxy S23 series cases*
Case with silicone grip Smart View Wallet Case Rugged case for gadgets
Recycled PC
– Inner frame (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
– Grab Strap (86%)
Recycled PC
– Inner frame (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
PU bio
– External case (21%)
Biological TPU
– External frame (37%)
Clear case Silicone case Leather case
Biological TPU
– Side Wrench (34%)
Recycled PC
– Inner frame (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
Recycled PC
– Inner frame (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
Frame case Transparent case for gadgets Screen Protector
Recycled PC
– Card holder internal frame (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
Biological TPU
– Side Wrench (34%)
Recycled PC
– Joint part and socket (20%)
recycled PET
– Internal microfiber (29%)
Biological TPU
– Side Wrench (34%)
recycled PET
– Movies (80%)
Recycled PC
– Film Attach JIG (20%)

[1] Cases for Galaxy S23 series including Clear Case, Silicone Case, Leather Case, Smart View Wallet Case, Silicone Grip Case, Frame Case, Gadget Clear Case and Gadget Rugged Case. The availability of each may vary by region.
[2] Screen protective film containing recycled PET
[3] Recycled PC (Polycarbonate)
[4] Recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) from discarded PET bottles
[5] Bio PU (Polyurethane)
[6] Tested according to MIL-STD-810H Transit Drop standards, for drops from a height of 1.5 meters onto a steel surface, at temperatures between 15°C and 35°C with 080% relative humidity. The standard is according to accredited test results; performance may vary depending on actual usage conditions and other factors.
*Each case contains environmentally friendly materials such as recycled plastics or bio-based contents, which have been validated by UL.

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