A guide to sustainable packaging for the automotive industry

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The goal of sustainable packaging is to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment while still providing a high level of protection for the product. As with electronics packaging, businesses are racing to net zero, and packaging plays a fundamental role in this. The automotive industry relies heavily on packaging to transport parts, components and the finished product, and sustainable packaging can play an integral role in reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.  

Here at Lesters, we are leaders in packaging solutions with sustainability at the core of what we do. In this guide we’ll explain some of the ways automotive companies can incorporate sustainable practices into your business.  

Sustainable packaging ideas for the automotive industry  

Reusable containers 

Reusing pallets, totes and racks is an ideal way to reduce waste and save costs over time. By choosing pallets that are durable and long-lasting, the need for replacing materials is reduced.  

Take-back programs

Take-back programs are an innovative way to improve sustainability in the supply chain. Not only does it help the environment, but it also helps improve your bottom line. Here at Lesters, we buy back boxes and recycle them for you. Creating a closed-loop system for packaging materials. 

Optimised packaging design  

Your choice in packaging design can be optimised to reduce waste and be more ergonomic, save space and reduce costs. This could be done with collapsible or stackable packaging which can reduce the amount of space the product takes up during transport.  

Cardboard packaging 

Cardboard boxes are one of the most economical forms of automotive packaging. Corrugated cardboard boxes are an industry standard for providing great protection during storage and transportation. They are available in a variety of styles, sizes and corrugated cardboard grades or can be made bespoke to your automotive requirements.  

Sustainable packaging with Lesters

At Lesters, we provide sustainable, cost-effective and innovative packaging for all businesses across various industries. Get in touch with our expert team today to find out more or discover our wide range of products to find your ideal automotive packaging solution.