Samsung Electronics plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to problematic, fire-prone batteries.
"Samsung Electronics has established three principles to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally-friendly manner," the company has just announced.
Samsung has not yet decided in which markets it will sell the refurbished Note 7s, and will discuss the matter with relevant regulatory authorities and carriers. The phones were scrapped about two months after their launch in one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history.
The company will also salvage reusable components, such as semiconductors and camera modules, and perform "processes such as metals extraction" for materials including copper, nickel, gold and silver, using "environmentally friendly methods."
Protesters crashed Samsung's main MWC press conference last month, urging the firm to recycle the Note 7.