Since 2007, D-Link has been focusing on environmental 3R (Recycle, Reuse and Reduce) and promoting “D-Link Green”. Through measures such as prohibited/restricted substance management, development of energy-saving technology for products, the introduction of easy-to-disassemble and recycle design, and packaging reduction, D-Link strives to reduce the potential negative impact of products on the environment at all stages of the life cycle, and practices corporate social responsibility.
Aspects Covered by D-Link Green
During the early stages of product development, in addition to considering product functionality and user needs, D-Link has also included the environmental impact of raw material use, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, and use process in product design. D-Link has strengthened green product design and implemented controls for hazardous substances to work towards environmental friendliness and green sustainable developments. Mitigate the impact of products on the environment through the D-Link Green program and by referring to product lifecycle assessment methods.
The “D-Link Green Pack Program” launched in January 2022 includes:
Eco-Friendly Packaging Material:
Replaced the single copper paper used for product packaging boxes with gray copper paper containing up to 85% recycled pulp. In 2022, a total of 10 product lines were introduced with this new packaging.
Reduced ink consumption: Ink usage has been reduced by approximately 40 – 55.5% through measures such as shrinking print areas and using single-color printing.
Adoption of eco-friendly ink: Mineral oil-based inks have been completely replaced. In 2022, 15 products were printed using vegetable oil-based ink.
Use of corrugated paper made with high percentage of recycled paper for packaging: In 2022, a total of 15 products used corrugated paper with a high percentage of recycled materials.
Packaging Material Optimization:
Reduction of carton volume and paper materials: In 2022, 43 packaging designs were introduced, leading to improved transportation energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint during transportation.
Decreased paper usage for documents and labels: Paper consumption was reduced by approximately 34.2 – 91.7%.
The outer packaging design of all new products are designed for optimal pallet loading capacity.
Elimination of heat shrink film for box packaging in the European region in 2010. The feasibility of global implementation is currently under assessment.
Power supplies for new products such as M30 and M60 are not packaged in plastic bags.
Reduced the surface area of protective plastic film usage.
Packaging reduction cases
Taking G416 as an example, the product was originally packaged in plastic bags. If the plastic bags are completely removed, the surface of the product will be scratched due to vibration in transportation. After research and testing, a small area of plastic film was used to protect the easily scratched areas of the product, and the use of plastic was reduced by 96% after reducing plastic use.