La-Z-Boy UK is eliminating all plastic wrapping on its Far East models, and says it is the first in the country to have adopted a 100% recycled and fully recyclable product which features a woven, quilted protective bag and outer carton to minimise damage in transit.

The branded packaging has been rigorously tested over 12 months to thoroughly eliminate the scuff, scratch and crush issues which can often occur in the transport of upholstered sofas.

Quality manager, Pete McDonald, explains: “Our eco-friendly packaging has multiple environmental benefits, such as no plastic, no polyurethane, and no restricted chemicals, while helping to reduce our overall carbon footprint.

“We’re really proud to be the first brand in the industry to have adopted this innovative approach, which is now in use on the majority of our products. It’s important for a world-renowned brand to take its environmental considerations seriously, and our next focus is to work on reducing plastic on our European-made products.”