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A study completed in 2020 by Trivium Packaging found that 74% of consumers preferred sustainable packaging for the products they purchase. Almost half said they avoided buying products wrapped in packaging they thought might harm the environment. This kind of consumer sentiment continues to grow, and today, numerous industries are working on ways to save planet Earth. The electronics industry is among them, sharing that goal with mega companies like Walmart.

Ecological objectives

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Walmart recently announced plans designed to bring it closer to its zero-waste objective. New ecologically oriented goals include offering shoppers alternatives to clear plastic bags. For example, customers ordering for home delivery will see recyclable paper envelopes instead. The retailer will also allow recipients to request multiple products be placed in a single container. The ultimate goal is to remove more than 60 million plastic bags from the US by the end of 2023. Walmart also believes transitioning from polymer to recyclable paper mailers will reduce more than 2,000 metric tons of plastic.

Green design for electronics companies


In the electronics industry, smart and eco-friendly packaging is helping to stem the flood of environmental hazards. And it isn’t just the result of consumer demand. Government regulators and various global entities promote the move toward sustainable packaging. Some of the biggest electronics producers have begun using eco-friendly packaging for their products: · Apple uses 100% “responsibly sourced wood fiber” for packaging and durable, environmentally friendly molded fiber that has replaced the plastic trays cradling iPhones. · Samsung began phasing out plastic packaging in 2019, replacing it with moldable pulp for its holder trays. · Microsoft, carbon neutral since 2012, pledges to achieve 100% recycled and recyclable packaging by 2030.

Benefits for manufacturers

Molded fiber has become a popular packaging alternative to plastic because it is a moisture-resistant, pressure-resistant, and shock-proof material that can be formed into various shapes. It is made from sugarcane, bamboo, and other fibers obtained from green suppliers. This eco-friendly packaging is cost-effective for electronics manufacturers, but consumers will appreciate molded fiber for its innovative technology. For instance, it is possible to print a QR code on this kind of packaging that directs users to a site where they can find reuse or recycling instructions.

Growing awareness

Electronics consumers are always interested in learning about and using the latest technology. The sustainable packaging of electronics seems logical to people because it reflects the innovation a user finds in a new electronic gadget. Of course, when the older version dies or becomes obsolete, the matter of disposal arises. Ecological awareness is growing within industries of all kinds. And as the public becomes better informed about the harmful effects of e-waste on our planet, we serve more customers at Urban E-Recycling. You may have the proper disposal of electronic devices or the destruction of sensitive data on your to-do list. If so, we’re standing by to assist, always mindful of ways we can help to save planet Earth.

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