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CES 2018: Samsung wins Cutting Edge Champion Award and Gold Tier Award

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. just received two awards for its sustainability initiative U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
CES 2018: Samsung wins Cutting Edge Champion Award and Gold Tier Award
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EPA named Samsung as the 2017 Cutting Edge Champion Award for its innovative Galaxy Upcycling program and honored the company's U.S. e-waste collection efforts with the Gold Tier Award for the fourth consecutive year.

In an effort to curb e-waste and extend the lifecycle of our existing technology, we introduced the Galaxy Upcycling program which repurposes technology resources into new devices, said Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. We're honored to receive the Cutting Edge Champion Award for this program and our efforts to extend a products’ life-cycle by repurposing its functionality.

This award is a proof of the company's long-term commitment to proper recycling of e-waste. Last 2016, Samsung was able to responsibly recycled over 118 million pounds of e-waste in the U.S.

It made the company one of the biggest collectors of e-waste in the world.

Samsung's creative reinvention of old electronics through their unique upcycling program is environmental ingenuity at its finest, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. I commend Samsung for their innovative efforts to turn old smartphones into new technology products, and I encourage others to follow their lead.

Samsung was awarded in Last Vegas at a ceremony during CES 2018.
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