Navico adopts recyclable and sustainable packaging

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NAVICO, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands recently announced its renewed focus on becoming a more sustainable company.

Navico says, the first step was a transition to feature 100 per cent recyclable and sustainable packaging in new product offerings. Additionally, last month the company announced its first-ever appointment of a Chief Sustainability Officer, Tara Norton.

In 2019, Navico created its first-ever global team to design and produce new packaging that featured a premium finish, offered a great customer experience, and most importantly, was fully sustainable while remaining cost effective. This cross-functional team featured specialists from different departments including R&D, supply chain, product management, marketing and design.

The team initially focused on high-volume accessories such as display cables and sun covers, transitioning those products from plastic clamshell systems to 100% recyclable packaging such as cardboard and paper.

Other changes introduced for new products this year include Styrofoam being replaced by Mushroom Packaging, which is custom-molded material created by combining hemp and mycelium – it's completely home compostable. Plastic bags will be eliminated by using Aquapak’s Hydropol bags made from polymers that are specially engineered to be non-toxic, marine-safe and totally soluble in warm or hot water.

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