Best possible implementation of the principles of the circular economy
The BMW Group recently announced that it had implemented various projects in packaging logistics to further save resources. The aim is to work with suppliers to reduce CO2 emissions and implement the principles of the circular economy in the best possible way.
Recycled material for packaging
In this context, the automotive group mentions that it is increasingly using recycled material for packaging in its European plants.
As a result, he said, the recyclate ratio in new contracts for reusable packaging in logistics will almost double this year, from around 20 percent to over 35 percent. Likewise, the use of alternative sustainable materials, the reduction of single-use packaging, the targeted use of lightweight packaging and lower transport volumes all contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions, he said.
Reducing the CO2 footprint
Overall, the BMW Group says it intends to reduce CO2 emissions per vehicle in the supply chain by 20 percent by 2030 compared to the 2019 baseline.
Commenting on the measures taken by the Munich-based group, Michael Nikolaides, Head of BMW Group Production Network and Logistics, says: “Through innovative approaches, we are consistently reducing our use of resources and thus lowering our CO2 footprint. In logistics, we are thus contributing to the implementation of the BMW iFACTORY, too – especially with the focus on Green.”