Samsung to Use Recycled Glass in Construction of New Eco-Friendly HQ

The construction of Samsung Display’s new headquarters is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2024, with the project likely to take several years from start to finish. The new Samsung head building will be located in Asan, South Korea and will consist of two connected buildings with 25 floors each, spanning a total area of 1.1 million square feet. The building will be an eco-friendly and energy-efficient space, with features such as solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and rainwater harvesting systems.

A rendering of Samsung Display’s planned new headquarters. (Source: Samsung)

However, the really interesting part of this construction story: Samsung Display will use recycled cement made from waste glass for the construction, with 20,000 tons of cement using about 34% recycled glass. The company has been recycling waste glass from its display manufacturing process into cement. Since 2008, the company has recycled a total of 245,000 tons of glass, saving enough sand to create a beach. The efficiency of recycling waste glass is expected to increase with more outputs of flexible OLED panels due to less contamination in the waste glass compared to LCD panels.