Google to get rid of Plastic packaging by 2025

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American Multinational Technology Company, Google delivered an all-new set of hardware and sustainability commitments to minimize its impact on the environment, in August last year. According to the commitment, the company is planning on using recycled materials for all made in Google products by 2022. 

According to the blog post, by 2025 Google is coming up with the initiative of using recycled or renewable material in at least 50 percent of all plastic usage across all its hardware products. The company is planning to achieve this new goal by laying out recycled plastic wherever possible. Moreover, by 2022, the company is also planning to accomplish UL2799 Zero Waste to Landfill certification at all final assembly manufacturing sites. The certification will make sure that a majority of waste coming from those manufacturing sites is recycled.

According to sources, the company is planning to make plastic-free and recyclable packaging for all its products by 2025. Google has been working since 2016 in order to achieve this goal yet its product packaging still utilizes a huge amount of plastics. The company is looking for recyclable alternatives in order to achieve its sustainability goals but without compromising with the safeguarding of the products in transit.

The company has attained its goal two years ahead of schedule with the launch of the new Pixel and Nest devices earlier this year. The company has mentioned in the blog post on the matter that both the newly launched Pixel and Nest products are designed with recycled materials. While the company has claimed so for these two products, it should be noted that they haven’t spoken anything about the materials used on the Chrome cast with Google TV dongle.

While explaining the usage of recycled materials in the present years’ Made by Google hardware, the company reveals that the black housing of the Pixel 5 is made with100% recycled aluminium whereas the new Nest Audio contains 70 percent recycled plastics, and the trim plate of the Nest Thermostat is made of 75 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. Google has already attained its last years’ sustainability goal ahead of time thus updating its original commitment.

Great initiative by Google, way to go.


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