At the beginning of this year, Samsung expanded on the use of recycled materials for its Galaxy S23 lineup, with the company's foldables following suit. The recently-launched Flip5 and Fold5 include pre-consumption recycled aluminum and post-consumption recycled plastic, obtained from discarded fishing nets.

The company also uses Corning's Gorilla Glass Victus, which contains 22% pre-consumption recycled glass.

More sustainable and durable folding devices

Samsung added more types of recycled materials in each device and at the same time, the company increased by two times the number of components which use recycled glass and plastic.

Both the Flip5 and the Fold5 use recycled materials in 15 of their components, compared to just six on the previous generation devices. Also, the boxes are made of 100% recycled paper, as well, while the factory-applies screen protectors used for transport are also made of recycled paper.

Also for sustainability and durability purposes, Samsung's new Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 will receive more software updates, five years for security patches and four for OS upgrades, so that users can get the most out of their devices for long-term use, without exposing themselves to security risks.