DS Smith and Signify work together to make shipping of LED lamps more sustainable to drive the transition to the circular economy
EUROPEN’s member DS Smith and lighting world leader Signify worked together to streamline the packaging process and make shipping of LED lamps more sustainable to drive the transition to the circular economy.
The collaboration with DS Smith started in the late 1980s, when Signify began to specialize more and more in custom-made lighting solutions. Signify introduced the Circular Lighting Principle with which lighting is no longer discarded but reused after use. DS Smith introduced the Circular Design Principles, supporting the transition to a circular economy for packaging users and the packaging sector.
This approach led to innovative and practical solutions such as the 'end caps' for LED packaging, which only need to be placed on either side of the products and require 76% less packaging material.
The packing process of the products is ergonomically better and the packaging itself can be stacked more stably, which reduces the risk of damage. In terms of circularity, the percentage of recycled raw materials was an important part of the process and opted for a solution that is also 100% recyclable.
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