AEWIN Platforms Eco Design for ESG Requirements

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Corporate sustainable development is one of our core values as part of the Qisda Group. We are aware that only through SDGs can we protect the Earth’ s environment and continuously create economical value for the society. In our previous blog, we introduced AEWIN’s green product design that delivers improved PUE, power efficiency, and carbon reduction. Today we will be talking about the green packaging that lowers the environmental impact of products.

Introducing Green Packaging Design
Green packaging design, also known as sustainable packaging or eco-friendly packaging, is the practice of creating packaging that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. It takes into account the entire life cycle of the packaging, from the extraction of raw materials to the disposal of the used packaging. Green packaging designers aim to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by using sustainable materials, minimizing waste, and designing for recyclability and reusability.

Key Principles of Green Packaging Design

  • Consider the full life cycle: Green packaging designers consider the entire life cycle of the packaging, from the raw materials acquisition to the waste disposal and recycling of the used packaging. This helps to identify and reduce environmental impacts at all stages of the life cycle.
  • Use sustainable materials: Green packaging designers use sustainable materials that are recycled, biodegradable, or compostable. This helps to reduce the use of virgin materials and conserve natural resources.
  • Minimize waste: Green packaging designers aim to minimize waste at every stage of the packaging life cycle. This includes reducing the amount of packaging used, using efficient packaging techniques, and designing packaging that is easy to recycle or reuse.
  • Design for recyclability: Green packaging designers design packaging that is easy to recycle. This includes using recyclable materials and designing packaging in a way that makes it easy to separate and recycle the different components.
  • Design for reusability: Green packaging designers design packaging that can be reused multiple times. This helps to reduce waste and save cost.

Examples, Challenges and Opportunities
Here are some examples of green packaging design that are being adopted at AEWIN:

  • Recyclable packaging: Recyclable packaging is made from materials that can be recycled into new products, such as molded paper pulp packaging that replaces traditional EPE foam. Compared to traditional EPE foam, the molded paper pulp packaging is smaller in size and can be stored in overlapping way to save space. It is also featured with lightweight and reusability while providing excellent shock resistance and cushioning. Molded paper pulp packaging is also biodegradable and compostable, so it is a good choice of sustainable packaging options.
  • Minimalist packaging: Minimalist packaging uses the least amount of material necessary to protect the product, which means it produces less waste and greenhouse gas emissions during production and transportation. It also reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfills and incinerators.

There are a number of challenges and opportunities in green packaging design though. One challenge is the cost of sustainable materials. Green packaging materials can sometimes be more expensive than traditional packaging materials. However, the cost of green packaging is coming down as more sustainable materials are developed and the demand for green packaging increases.

Another challenge is the lack of recycling infrastructure in some parts of the world. This can make it difficult for users to recycle green packaging, even if it is designed to be recycled. However, recycling infrastructure is improving in many parts of the world, and businesses are working to develop green packaging solutions that can be recycled even where infrastructure is limited.

Despite the challenges, there are opportunities in green packaging design. Customers are increasingly demanding sustainable packaging. By choosing green packaging, customers support businesses that are committed to sustainability. This helps to create a more sustainable economy.

AEWIN is continuously conducting the green design measures and these measures not only benefit the Company, but also facilitates the healthier development of our customers, communities, suppliers and the global environment. There are many aspects in the technology area that are worth discussing and we definitely continue to promote more ESG initiatives.