With its 2021 lineup of 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Samsung is presenting another Eco Remote Control that the organization claims will “reduce tons of plastic waste per year” and further its endeavors to decrease its environmental effect.
From the front, the Eco Remote Control resembles any of Samsung’s TV clickers from recent years. However, flip it around and you’ll see a long panel of solar cells that can charge the internal battery. The remote is produced using 31 grams of plastic, and Samsung says 28 percent of that comes “from recycled polyethylene terephthalate.”
Samsung estimates you’ll have the option to use the Eco Remote Control for two years before its battery gives out and needs a full recharge. Generally speaking, the internal battery-rechargeable battery is intended to keep going for around seven years, or the average life cycle of a single TV. That will certainly save you from purchasing fistfuls of AAA batteries throughout the years, and the decrease in plastic waste is eminent, as well.
There’s a USB-C port on the bottom on the off chance that you need to charge the remote faster for reasons unknown.
Samsung is additionally proceeding with its eco packaging efforts in 2021. “By eliminating oil-based ink and expanding eco-friendly packaging to all Lifestyle and QLED TV models, Samsung offers a sustainable solution that can upcycle up to 200,000 tons of boxes a year and turn them into pieces of home decor.” After your TV is unloaded, you can scan a QR code on its case for guidelines on the most proficient method to make it into something you should keep around. Samsung cooperated with Dezeen for a competition that urged individuals to think of clever methods of repurposing the cardboard boxes.