remarks come after environmental group Greenpeace issued a
statement earlier this week demanding the world's top smartphone
maker find a way to reuse rare materials such as cobalt, gold,
palladium and tungsten in the discontinued smartphones that
Samsung is taking back.
"We recognize the concerns around the discontinuation of the
Galaxy Note 7 and are currently reviewing possible options that
can minimize the environmental impact of the recall in full
compliance with relevant local environmental regulations,"
Samsung said in a statement.
Samsung in October permanently ended sales of the fire-prone
Note 7 smartphones and is in the process of recalling them
globally. The firm had sold 3.06 million of the phones to
customers before they were pulled from the market.
Samsung did not refer to Greenpeace in its statement and
declined to comment on what it plans to do with the recovered
Note 7 devices.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar and
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