Samsung has announced the launch of its SolarCell Remote in anticipation of Earth Day and its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, reducing the environmental impact of discarding used batteries.
Samsung says this is the industry’s first remote control with a solar panel that can be recharged in sunlight and indoor lighting scenarios. If there are not enough light conditions, users can also charge it via the USB-C port.
The SolarCell Remote control features the following:
- Low power consumption.
- 24% of the plastic used in the SolarCell Remote comes from recycled materials.
- 10 million SolarCell Remote controls are produced each year, which equates to 6 tonnes of recycled waste.
- 20% of the SolarCell Remote’s bracket material is made from recycled plastic from discarded fishing nets.
- The carbon footprint of the SolarCell Remote, from production to final disposal, is approximately one-third of that of the manufacturing process for disposable batteries.