Rayner announces packaging updates to reduce environmental impact

Posted on 25/03/2024

Rayner, a global manufacturer of products for cataract surgery headquartered in Worthing, UK, is proud to introduce their latest packaging, updated to reduce their carbon footprint, as a contribution to their environmental goals, and to improve ease of use for customers.

The new packaging will include:

  • Replacing traditional paper IFU documents with a QR code to enable downloading of the relevant eIFU instead, which will result in the elimination of 35 tonnes of paper every year.
  • Switching from a plastic tray and lid container to a pouch, resulting in an 83% reduction in single-use plastic packaging waste.
  • A 30% reduction in energy usage due to changes to the manufacturing process.
  • Updates to the carton to improve tamper-proofing and robustness during transport.

These improvements contribute to Rayner’s ESG goals for 2024, following recent recognition as being in the top 17% of companies in the 2023 EcoVadis ratings.

Tim Clover, Rayner CEO, said:

‘Environmental responsibility is important at Rayner. With easier-to-use cartons, vastly reduced plastic packaging waste, the removal of paper IFU leaflets and lower energy manufacturing processes, we’re making strides to develop not only a better experience for our customers, but a reduced environmental impact too. It’s important to recognise the effect our actions have on the environment and take action where possible to mitigate the impact of cataract surgery.’


Since the implantation of the first Rayner intraocular lens by Sir Harold Ridley 1949, Rayner has the goal to improve vision and restore sight worldwide. Today, Rayner’s mission remains to deliver innovative and clinically superior ophthalmic products that respond to the expectations of our global customers to improve the sight and quality of life of their patients.

Headquartered in Worthing, United Kingdom, Rayner markets its medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and digital solutions worldwide in over 80 countries through a network of distributors and includes direct sales teams in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Brazil, India, Poland, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

Not all Rayner products are approved for sale in every country. Please contact your local Rayner distributor for details of which products are available in your area.


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