Samsung Press Event At MWC 2017 Had A Surprise Guest
The MWC 2017 is actually underway and has already experienced the launch of several top notch products from Huawei, Samsung and LG to name just a few.
On Feb. twenty six, Samsung had taken the wraps off its Galaxy Tab S3 tablet, along with an updated Gear VR headset. The OEM also teased the upcoming flagship smartphone of its, the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Nevertheless, amid all a flurry along with this excitement of activity, Samsung was welcomed by a surprise visitor. Who was this unexpected visitor you wonder? Environmental activists from Greenpeace!
While David Lowes, the Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Europe was driving the opening statement of his, a Greenpeace protestor having a banner bearing a recycling logo stood on the stage’s steps.
The logo featured a recycle sign that had “Rethink, Reuse, Recycle” inscribed on it, in the midst of the triangle it was written “it’s simple” with a hashtag which in turn pointed at the Galaxy Note7.
To which Lowes responded with a tongue-in-cheek “you’ve made your point.”
While this particular scene was unfolding inside the MWC, there was a very similar circumstance outside the venue with exactly the same banner put up.
Greenpeace Vs. Samsung
Greenpeace Spain has discussed its disappointment with Samsung in a blog post. It discovered it’d earlier asked Samsung about the 4.3 million Galaxy Note seven phablets’ status and just how the business was thinking of disposing those.
A rumor surfaced distributed a week ago claiming that Samsung was going to refurbish the Samsung Galaxy Note seven by using lower capacity batteries. Nevertheless, this particular rumor was dismissed by Samsung.
In November 2016, Greenpeace started voicing the concern of its over the Galaxy Note seven debacle, where it confronted the OEM to reuse and recycle the smartphone rather than discarding them.
“These phones have precious and rare resources as gold, cobalt and tungsten that may be recovered rather than being readily thrown away,” noted the group at the moment.
Per a new report discussed by Greenpeace USA, the process by which the smartphones are now being deposited and constructed for the past ten years is actually posing a significant risk to the earth.
Based on the report, all the movable manufacturers after 2007 are actually forced to use around 968 TWh energy (hourly), that is equivalent to India’s annual electricity supply. The report also reveals that mobile devices are actually anticipated to produce almost fifty million tons of electronic waste by 2017.
From 2007, around 968 TWh of electrical power has been employed in the manufacturing of smartphones, which is actually at par with the annual usage rate of India.
By 2020, it’s anticipated that smartphone ownership is anticipated to touch 6.1 billion products, which is seventy % of the worldwide public. With that development estimates, it’s time that OEMs took steps toward becoming environment friendly.