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Huawei reveals Mate 40 Pro is its greenest smartphone

Based on its commitment to contribute to a more sustainable future, Huawei has launched its greenest smartphone to date. Recognizing that small steps are needed to make a big difference, the all-new Huawei Mate 40 Pro includes a 28% reduction in plastic packaging, a 90% reduction in paper documentation and the elimination of the paper warranty. In addition, the packaging of the new Huawei Mate 40 Pro contains only 3.8% plastic.

Huawei conducted a survey to find out what people really think about sustainability. One of the findings of this survey found that one in four consumers in Western Europe want plastic packaging removed by 2025.

But it’s not just plastic that concerns consumers. 71% of Western European consumers would like to see paper literature removed from its packaging to help reduce paper consumption.

With 90% less paper documentation, the industry-leading new digital warranty card allows Huawei Mate 40 Pro users to easily access their documents with a QR code, which can be scanned on the device or simply accessed via the company’s website. Huawei. In addition, the Quick Start Guide has also been reduced from 340 pages to just 44 pages, and although the law currently prevents the removal of the entire paper guide, Huawei is working to eliminate paper in the future. .

Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the company’s greenest smartphone

Shen Yun, Country Manager at Huawei CBG Portugal, stressed that “At Huawei, we understand that action must be taken by our industry to address the increasingly important environmental issues that we face every day. The launch of our greenest smartphone yet, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, features significant reductions in plastic and paper packaging, just one of the small steps on our way to securing a greener future and better “.

Huawei Search Results:

More than half (55%) of consumers recycle every day, stressing that there is still a long way to go to achieve a fully circular economy; Almost a quarter (23%) said the biggest barrier to recycling is confusion over what can and cannot be recycled, with many consumers mistakenly believing everyday items such as dandruff ( 30%) fatty pizza (59%) and crisps (37%) packaging is largely recyclable; 20% reported throwing away their old electronic equipment instead of recycling or reusing it; 1% admitted to having more than 10 old phones at home; More than one in 5 does not know that their smartphone is recyclable; Regarding the greatest influences of sustainability on people, such as catastrophic events such as floods and forest fires, it is possible to verify that these events have led to a massive awareness of the need to protect the planet, 43% wanting to live more sustainably.

Commitment to sustainability

Getting one step closer to its mission of removing all plastics from its packaging, Huawei has further improved the Huawei Mate 40 Pro’s green credentials, through the use of 100% biodegradable soy ink in the packaging, instead. ink. oil based. This action can reduce the production of carcinogens and VOCs, which are a major source of environmental pollutants.

Through a set of green initiatives implemented since 2013, Huawei has taken important steps to help create a greener future, including reducing emissions, investing in renewable materials, supporting the sustainability goals of United Nations, by recycling and reusing waste to contribute to a circular economy.

By using bioplastics extensively since 2013, Huawei is also helping to reduce pollution and the negative environmental impact of petroleum-based plastics. More than 30% of the bioplastics used come from environmentally friendly castor oil, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 62.6%, and since 2018 Huawei has already reduced its emissions by 612 tonnes. Last year alone, Huawei recycled 1,468 tonnes of electronic waste and is expected to recycle more than 3,000 tonnes this year. Huawei also reused 86% of devices returned for recycling in 2019.

In terms of energy efficiency, between 2015 and 2019 it increased by 50% in all Huawei products and, through the use of solar energy, Huawei reduced its carbon emissions by 89,000 tonnes.

Huawei has made a major effort to repair and relocate its products: 3,030 repair centers around the world offer convenient and easily accessible services and, since 2015, more than 500,000 used phones have found new owners thanks to Service. Huawei exchange.

Huawei will continue to contribute to a circular economy and a more sustainable world.

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