Samsung's Guide to Green

The environmental impact of new technology shouldn't be an afterthought. At Samsung, we believe our products should respect the planet from the moment they're conceived to when they're in use, and beyond.


Well before a Samsung product enters your home or office, we use the “Planet First” approach, which considers a product‘s imprint on the environment and encourages eco-friendly design that respects the planet. The end result is products that aren‘t just better for the the earth but also save you money in the long run. Learn More ››


As you use any product over the years, the electric bills and energy footprint start to add up. We look for every opportunity to reduce the impact of owning and using a Samsung product, and dedicate ourselves to making the most energy-efficient products available. Learn More ››

More than 1,400 Samsung products carry the ENERGY STAR label. For the past five years, Samsung has been honored for providing its customers with energy-efficient products that have reduced consumption and helped consumers save on their energy costs.

  • 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
  • 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Climate Communications
  • 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
  • 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Manufacturer Award
  • 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Manufacturer Award
  • 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion
  • 2009 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Labeling
How To Do Your Part

About Energy Star

Take the Energy Star Pledge

The Energy Star program was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to help people make smart decisions about their appliances and electronics.

Last year alone, ENERGY STAR appliances helped Americans save nearly $230 billion in utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 billion metric tons, equivalent to taking 375 million cars off the road.



We love the newest technology as much as you do, and when you‘re ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest, it usually means disposing of the old products. In order to reduce the amount of personal electronics that end up in the waste stream, we built the most comprehensive national recycling program in the electronics industry. LEARN MORE ››

Find a Recycling Drop-off Location Near You

There are over 700 fixed drop-off locations located in all 50 states that accept Samsung products (except appliances) for no fee.

Can't Get To a Drop-off Location?

You can still recycle your Samsung products through our mailback program, which allows you to ship any Samsung product, including televisions up to 50 pounds, to one of our recycling partners.

By The Numbers

406 million

pounds of e-waste have been collected at Samsung‘s nationwide recycling and takeback centers as of July 2014.

Toner Recycling

Discarded toner cartridges can create a significant source of hazardous waste in the environment, so Samsung teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to create the S.T.A.R. (Samsung Takeback and Recycling) program, an easy way for consumers and businesses to send back their empty Samsung toner cartridges.

e-Stewards Certified

The e-Stewards Initiative strives to reduce the irresponsible disposal of hazardous materials by restricting exportation of e-waste to developing nations where it‘s often disassembled and incinerated unsafely, putting low-paid workers at risk. Samsung is the only electronics manufacturer currently certified as an e-Stewards Enterprise, ensuring that we meet the highest standards for e-waste recycling.

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