Every product made by humanity has an impact on the environment. From sourcing the raw materials to the waste products from the manufacturing process, the shiny new items that delight us are harmful to the planet we call home, although to varying extents.
This production tax does not leave out Samsung, especially its TV unit. Granted, the company takes steps to reduce its TV production impact. However, there is more the company can do in this regard. In this article, we look at some steps Samsung’s TV business can take to use its commanding lead in the OTT industry to fight climate change. But first, we will go over the South Korean company’s existing efforts to reduce its product carbon footprint.
What is Samsung doing to reduce its TVs’ carbon footprint?
Samsung is an environmentally conscious company, and it shows in how it conducts its TV business. For example, Samsung has tried to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10,000 tons annually with its specially designed ECO PACKAGE, which can be repurposed as an interior prop instead of being sent to the dumpsite.
Samsung is also using solar-powered remote controls that you can charge with indoor or outdoor lighting or USB in its 2021 QLEDs. This shift will prevent almost 100 million AA batteries from ending up as a source of pollution over seven years of using the TVs.
By using recycled plastic, Samsung prevents over 500 tons of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere.
All these are laudable efforts by Samsung. However, there is another strategic move that the TV maker can make to combat environmental pollution.
Samsung TV Plus as a tool for fighting climate change
Samsung TVs are popular. However, the TV manufacturer has a free streaming service named Samsung TV Plus, completely free for enabled Samsung TVs. You do not even need to create an account to access numerous content from sports to news and so much more. The service is also available on select Samsung phones, increasing its reach.
By giving priority to shows and channels that focus on environmental sustainability and climate change, Samsung can use the power of its reach to keep the conservation conversation going. Show creators can experiment with different formats that appeal to the audience, including game shows, interactive talk shows, news reporting, etc.
TV shows and programs have more effect on the watchers than many people realize. This study shows revealed that having more physically challenged people in films has reduced prejudice significantly.
Samsung can leverage its TV streaming service to help shape both the current and coming generation’s thinking. By featuring more educative and entertaining content tailored to climate change and environmental sustainability, every enabled Samsung TV or phone becomes a tool in making the planet better.