Nokia reduces packaging waste for its broadband access products

Nokia reduces packaging waste for its broadband access products

Sustainability

Nokia has committed to achieving 100% recyclable packaging for its entire Lightspan broadband access nodes portfolio by the close of 2023.

This initiative expands on Nokia's dedication to adopting more sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging practices. Following the introduction of eco-friendly product packaging for broadband customer premises equipment in 2022, Nokia is now extending this commitment across its Lightspan range.

The new packaging from Nokia eliminates non-biodegradable foam, plastic, bleaching, toxic materials, and chemical treatments. It replaces protective plastic covers with a biodegradable alternative. The buffer material, safeguarding the product from potential damage during drops, is crafted from fully recyclable cardboard components in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council's guidelines. Additionally, the packaging is designed for reusability in return shipments.

This eco-friendly packaging results in a remarkable 60% reduction in packaging size and a 44% decrease in overall weight. Consequently, Nokia can now ship more products per pallet, contributing to a potential 60% reduction in CO2 emissions from transportation.

Geert Heyninck, Head of Broadband Networks for Fixed at Nokia, said: Eco-friendly product packaging is a major contributor to our climate and environmental ambitions. By using 100% recyclable materials we help to reduce waste and contribute to a circular economy. The packaging is also more compact, which allows more efficient transport and further reduces CO2 emissions by up to 60%.

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