Samsung has been recognised for its sustainability successes in the United States.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named the tech giant the 2017 Cutting Edge Champion Award for its upcycling initiative – and presented it with the Gold Tier Award for Samsung’s e-waste collection programme in America.

“In an effort to curb e-waste and extend the lifecycle of our existing technology, we introduced the Galaxy Upcycling program which repurposes technology resources into new devices. We’re honored to receive the Cutting Edge Champion Award for this program and our efforts to extend a products’ life-cycle by repurposing its functionality,” said Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America.