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Sony to eliminate plastic packaging, starting with phones and earbuds

Exclusive: Electronics group eyes shift to paper and bamboo materials

A pair of Sony earbuds with its new, plastic-free packaging. (Photo by Keiichi Furukawa)

TOKYO -- Sony will eliminate plastic in its packaging starting next year as companies worldwide shift to sustainable materials, Nikkei has learned.

The company will begin with smaller products weighing 1 kilogram or less, such as smartphones, cameras and audio accessories, in fiscal 2023. This covers an estimated 40% of the products Sony shipped in fiscal year 2021.

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