The Japanese media “Nikkei Asia” reported that Sony plans to stop using plastic materials in product packaging and switch to sustainable materials. The relevant plan will start next year. Starting from fiscal year 2023, all small electrical products weighing less than 1kg, such as smartphones, cameras and audio accessories, will be packaged with environmentally friendly materials.
The report mentioned that in the 2021 fiscal year, the above-mentioned small electrical products accounted for about 40% of Sony’s overall shipments. Stop using plastic materials in packaging will have a positive impact on the environment. This is also the first major Japanese electronics company to stop using plastic Packaging decisions. In addition to purchasing carton packaging from outside, Nikkei Asia pointed out that Sony will also use bamboo and sugarcane fibers to develop new packaging materials on its own.
As for larger and heavier electrical products, such as TVs, although there is no clear date on which plastic will be discontinued in packaging, Sony will look for new technologies to replace the commonly used polystyrene foam with recycled paper. glue filler.
Data and picture sources:nikkei
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