Durable Packaging: Packaging that performs an integral role in the long term use or storage of the product

This refers to packaging that has a useful life of at least five years and is intended to facilitate storage or transport or to prevent the loss of product components for durable products and remains with the product throughout its useful life. Where only a portion of the packaging is considered integral to the long term use or storage of the product, this portion may be omitted from the steward report provided this can be justified.

The following are considered durable packaging and should not be included in your report:

  • CD/ DVD cases
  • Power tool cases
  • Vinyl record covers
  • The boxboard used to contain, store and transport pieces of a board game or puzzle

Please be sure to include a note in your methodology for any weights for this type of material you have excluded from your report and document your rationale for these exclusions.