greg Burton design manager at lesters packaging

A guide to sustainable electronics packaging  

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Due to the fragile nature of electronics, it’s essential that they are packaged efficiently in order to reduce breakages and ensure they arrive with the consumer safely. With the plastic packaging tax coming into force on April 1st 2022, electronics manufacturers and distributors now need to take advantage of more sustainable packaging solutions while maintaining adequate protection. This guide will explain some of the sustainable packaging available for the electronics industry and how Lesters Packaging can help.    

Why sustainable packaging? 

Unsustainable packaging not only has negative environmental effects, but it can also be costly and damage your brand image. Consumers are increasingly using electronics in their everyday lives, and unsustainable packaging can lead to significant amounts of waste ending up in landfills.  

Sustainable packaging can be recycled and reused, which reduces the need for virgin materials. There is also demand from consumers to hold companies responsible for their carbon footprint. Meaning that there is increased demand for products from companies that prioritise sustainability. 

Here at Lesters packaging, we have a range of sustainable packaging consisting of both off the shelf and bespoke options

What types of sustainability packaging are there for electronics?

Some of the materials that can be used to create sustainable electronics packaging include;  

  • Biodegradable and compostable materials: Packaging materials made from biodegradable or compostable materials can break down naturally in the environment rather than end up in landfills.  
  • Recycled materials: Packaging materials that are made from recycled materials like paper or cardboard are a good option for sustainable packaging for electronics.  
  • Ergonomic designs: Packaging that uses minimal materials and is designed to save space are generally more sustainable and cost-effective than bulky plastic packaging.  

Sustainable retail packaging with Lesters  

We’re proud of our carbon-neutral company certification and here at Lesters, we’ve been working with our partners to design state-of-the-art sustainable packaging for a range of electrical products that include; 

  • Lighting and lightbulbs 
  • Computing products 
  • Electrical components 
  • PCB boards 
  • Consumer electronics 

We recently worked with IT Asset Remarketing, to make their packaging more environmentally friendly. We used our design expertise to create 3D CAD designs and prototypes to ensure that our packaging solution was fit for purpose, saved space, protected the product, and could be recycled.  

If you are looking for sustainable, innovative and cost-effective packaging, get in touch with our expert team today to find out more or discover our wide range of products to find your ideal packaging solution.