Sustainability Is at the Heart of Home Networks

CommScope is reducing the effects its operations and products have on the environment, for example, eliminating single-use plastics from its Home Networks products and packaging.

Sustainability Is at the Heart of Home Networks

As a global leader in home network solutions, our devices (i.e., modems, gateways, extenders, set tops, streamers, smart media devices, etc.) are meeting the connectivity demands of today’s consumers. Not only must we deliver exceptional home network solutions, but we must also reduce our impact on the environment.

For the last few years, we’ve worked hard to reduce the effects our operations and products have on the environment; for example, we’ve eliminated single-use plastics (SUP) from many of our products and packaging. Designing for sustainability from the beginning of the development process is important to produce a product that is not only innovative and aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally friendly.

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We eliminated SUP on all new set-top product designs outside of the Americas and continue to work with service providers to gradually phase this in globally across all Home Network product designs. We are working closely with our customers to support them to achieve their sustainability goals. Some examples of partnerships include:

We are also making excellent strides in using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in many of our set tops and streamers today, ranging from 35 percent through to (in most instances) 100 percent recycled polymers.  Processing of PCR plastic uses less than 10 percent of the energy required compared to traditional virgin material. This saves approximately 3.5 tons of carbon dioxide for every ton of material produced.

As the global leader in home network equipment, we are taking a significant step forward in our sustainability goals and vision. Being a good corporate citizen means not only innovating for the good of our business or our customers, but for the good of the planet.

In the video below, I summarized the Home Network’s sustainability efforts.


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