Sustainable product and packaging design
Our aim is to make our products as sustainable and green as possible – from the packaging to the device. One example is the new Speedport Pro router. Its inner workings consist of recycled plastic. To protect it during transport, we also use PaperFoam – a material made of industrial starch, cellulose fibers and water that can be disposed of with paper waste or composted. The soft surface of the material means that we can also omit the additional protective casing when packaging the Speedport Pro. The router will come on the market in 2019.
The use of sustainable materials and processes when designing a product is usually associated with higher costs. This is especially critical with products for which our customers are less willing to pay more. It is therefore important in these cases to find compromises between our sustainability standard on the one hand and economic constraints on the other.