Reducing the impacts of home products

Helping retailers and suppliers of home products to identify the most significant opportunities to reduce product environmental impacts. 

This report explores the environmental impacts of 15 home product categories and identifies actions to reduce these impacts. Opportunities repeated across product categories include:

  • increasing use of recycled materials;
  • packaging optimisation;
  • increasing durability to extend product life;
  • improving process efficiency; and
  • recovery and recycling systems – collection and re-use / recycling of unwanted products.

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Product Opportunity Summaries

For five product categories the key findings have been summarised and supplemented with case studies. The summaries also estimate the reductions the priority interventions can deliver.

Use the summaries to understand what your business can do to improve the resource efficiency of products.