Packaging

Reduced Environmental Impacts from Packaging

Over the past 15 years, OSRAM SYLVANIA’s packaging department has aggressively pursued source reduction strategies, reducing the thickness and combined weight of both primary and secondary packaging for all of our products.

Through advanced computer software and scientific methods, we have optimized packaging systems from primary through secondary to unit load, saving packaging materials, pallets, fuel, transportation, and warehouse space, without compromising shipping performance.

These benefits extend through the entire supply chain. Our lamp components and highest volume packaging raw materials are typically shipped in re-usable containers, and all packaging is printed using organic soy-based (non-solvent) inks.

As part of our corporate strategic sourcing policy, all national contract vendors for packaging materials and components are companies that subscribe to sustainable forest management practices.

95% of SYLVANIA packaging comes from renewable resources, and 90% of high volume packaging is made from post-consumer or post-industrial recycled materials. Virtually all of our lamp packaging is recyclable.

Learn about the recycled content in our products and packaging.

In addition, we have reformatted the packaging of some of our products (such as the 13-watt MiniTwist) to reduce the overall impact on the environment. We have incorporated a nest-able format that led to smaller packaging and cube size reduction of up to 2.5 times. This also reduces the amount of raw materials needed and increases the number of products that can be shipped at a time, improving transportation efficiency and saving fuel and associated air pollution.