Samsung Electronics announced these days that it will recycle areas from Galaxy Take note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety final calendar year just after a battery defect induced many to burst into flames. The corporation said in a statement on its Korean site (through Google Translate) that it also expects to get better 157 tonnes of unusual metals, which includes gold, from the gadgets.

Profits of the Galaxy Take note 7 have been suspended final September, but Samsung confirmed in March that it plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Take note 7s alternatively of throwing them absent.

In its new announcement, Samsung said it will get better factors like OLED screen modules, memory chips, and digicam modules from Galaxy Take note 7s and reuse them for repairs or recycle them. Unusual metals, which includes cobalt, copper, and gold, will be recovered during the recycling method.

While Samsung faces a exceptional PR challenge for the reason that of the exploding cellular phone fiasco, other smartphone firms have also announced initiatives to decrease their impact on the earth. For example, Apple announced in April that it is figuring out how to use only renewable elements in its merchandise. Not to be outdone, Samsung said these days that it is performing on new approaches to recycle elements from its merchandise and “actively lead the field in terms of environmental protection and source recycling.”

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