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Samsung’s Galaxy Upcycling program helps you put your old Galaxy devices to use

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Last updated: November 2nd, 2017 at 15:19 UTC+02:00

Have a Galaxy smartphone or tablet lying around at home that you haven’t used for a long time? If the answer is yes, then Samsung has a few tips on how you can put your old Galaxy device to use instead of throwing them away or letting them sit in your drawer. Samsung has teamed up with iFixit for the Galaxy Upcycling program to offer tips on the same.

Upcycling is a better alternative to recycling

Recycling old devices helps the environment, but the process of breaking down the materials has some costs and isn’t entirely pollution-free, so Samsung and iFixit are suggesting that consumers put their devices to other uses, such as turning them into a CCTV for the house, an IoT device, a game console, or even into Bitcoin miners. The project hasn’t gone live just yet, but you can sign up to be notified when it does at the source website. It’s certainly an impressive undertaking from Samsung, and it would be great to see other manufacturers following suit.

Check out the video below to see what Samsung intends to do with the Galaxy Upcycling program. What’s your take on the company’s plan to reduce environmental pollution and put older devices to creative uses?

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