Alternative materials The mechanical parts of our luminaires are typically made from a combination of the following 4 materials: aluminium, steel, plastic and glass. Today, aluminium is the most widely used and although it has a lower emission factor than steel or plastic, 78% of the emissions from our mechanical parts come from aluminium. Thanks to the efforts of our purchasing department, the aluminium alloy that we use is made from 100% recycled raw material, which reduces the emissions by half , but it is still significant.
We use less plastic, and due to its low recyclability rate, we aim to keep the plastic content of our products low. However, the optical parts can only be made from plastic, so we must continue to keep looking for alternatives that have a lower environmental impact. The availability of bioplastics appears to be a valid solution that we will keep exploring to solve this problem and we have already started defining suitable materials to replace all the plastics we use with bio-based alternatives.
Our plan is to complete material testing and validation by the end of 2023, and to replace the fossil-based plastics we currently use with bio-based plastics from 2024.
Emissions of materials consumed
2022 materials consumption
10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0
0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0
12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
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