Toshiba Corporation Battery Division, Toshiba Hokuto Electronics Corporation, SBS Toshiba Logistics Corporation
Toshiba Group is engaged in an initiative to reduce environmental impact through the improvement of resource circulation performance in packaging materials and efficient product loading in the process of packaging products for shipment.
Toshiba Corporation Battery Division, in collaboration with Sekisui Kasei Co., Ltd. and SBS Toshiba Logistics Corporation, has developed a cushioning material using 100% recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS*1) that complies with European and U.S. regulations on heavy metals in packaging waste and meets high packaging test standards to ensure safety during transport. In addition, they have reduced CO2 emissions during transport by 20% by increasing the number of 20-ft shipping containers loaded by 25% compared to the conventional products.
Toshiba Hokuto Electronics Corporation reviewed the product specifications by returning to the product planning and the design stages using the concept of DFL*2 for industrial magnetron, a precision instrument, and decided to convert all packaging materials from plastic to cardboard. This achieves a compact size and reduces weight. As a result, the company successfully reduced the use of plastic cushioning materials by 100% (reducing plastic waste), CO2 emissions throughout the entire packaging material life cycle by 25%, and person-hours by 30%.
The initiatives of both companies were awarded at “Japan Packaging Contest 2022” and the “24th Logistics Environment Awards,” with SBS Toshiba Logistics Corporation.
- Expanded Polystyrene
- Design for Logistics: Products and packaging designs that consider distribution.