There are many companies that have been working to reduce the impact of their actions on the environment. That is why they have been incorporating new work and operational models to enhance their resources and production processes both in logistics and in the delivery of their models. At BMW they have been working in that direction, enhancing sustainability, allowing them to use new recycled elements in each of their functions.
At the BMW Group they have been working in new areas where they have allowed collaboration with their suppliers to be increasingly green, reducing carbon emissions and making the principles of the circular economy a reality in the best possible way. To do this, will incorporate more recycled material into its packaging at European plants. This will mean that, for newly awarded contracts, the proportion of recycled material in reusable packaging for logistics purposes will almost double this year, from around 20 per cent to more than 35 per cent.
Currently, extended polypropylene (PPE) packaging is used with 25% recycled materials. PPE is used in special containers, as its shape can be adapted to the components being packaged, allowing them to be transported safely. Around 360,000 of these containers are needed each year. All this, it saves almost 280 tons of CO2 per year.
Starting this year, BMW will use some foldable plastic solutions, which will be made from more than 90% recycled materials. This type of large folding charging stands, having a purpose or functionality of the cloth shopping bags, in order to occupy the least possible space. It is estimated that the use of 15,000 of these new containers reduces CO2 by around 3,000 tons per year.
With this type of changes in the production and manufacture of the next models, it is possible that they are issued each time a fewer polluting gases to the environment. In this way, we will achieve that these toxic substances have less presence on the planet.