The True Cost Of A Smartphone

What is the environmental impact of a smartphone from manufacturing to waste?

Take a look at this video here.


In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the true cost of Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold. Specifically, I look at the environmental impact of Samsung’s phone from manufacturing to waste and see whether they are an eco-friendly smartphone maker. Samsung has had problems with phones breaking in the past like the Galaxy Note 7, which has led to some environmentally disastrous recalls. Considering Samsung owns a large portion of the smartphone market, it’s important to consider the environmental consequences of phones that are rushed to the market like the Galaxy Fold.