Plastic Free Packaging

Reduced Waste Volume

100% Recyclable Waste

Quicker to Install

Easier for Engineers

Lower Installation Costs


It takes up to 1,000 years for plastic to degrade.

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in just the last 15 years.


If nothing is done by 2050, pieces of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the number of fish.

More than 32% of global plastic waste ends up in the ocean.

Over 500 species of marine animals have either eaten or been entangled in plastic.


At Excel, we are acutely aware of the damage that plastic has on the environment and we are determined to lead the way in our industry to remove as much “single use plastic” from the supply chain as possible each year. As such, we have removed all of the single-use plastic from the majority of the Excel product packaging.

Thanks to our plastic free initiative, our customers can save up to 60% of their preparation time when they're installing keystone jacks, as these products are available in multipacks of 24, supplied in a simple 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard tray as opposed to individual single-use plastic bags.

By switching to "natural" brown packaging options, we will be reducing our annual single-use plastic bag usage by more than 18.5 million bags. This is the equivalent to over 45 tonnes of single-use plastic being removed from the supply chain and replaced with 100% recyclable packaging.

This drive to remove single-use plastic bags from a range of Excel products is the latest example of our efforts to improve our sustainability – but it is by no means the end of the road. Our responsible packaging solutions will become the standard as stocks of the current packaging designs are depleted.

What have we achieved?

Since 2019, we have prevented almost 70 million plastic bags from entering the supply chain.

The elimination of almost 70 million bags is equivalent to 174 tonnes of single-use plastic eliminated from the supply chain.

Every year we will save 18.5 million single-use plastic bags from the supply chain. This is the equivalent of more than 46 tonnes of single-use plastic.

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Excel Encyclopaedia

Further information about Excel’s Plastic Free Packaging initiative can be found online in the Excel Encyclopaedia. The Excel Encyclopaedia is a comprehensive document that aims to educate installers, designers and consultants about structured cabling as well as providing details about the complete Excel range. It also includes useful documents such as tender responses, white papers and much more.

We are thrilled to see how far Excel Networking Solutions have come in regards to ditching their single use plastic packaging. They really have shown dedication to helping reduce their impact on the environment, and their successes will mean our marine environment will be cleaner and our wildlife less affected by plastic as a result. Thank you for your continued passion for our seas and for pushing your business to become greener and cleaner!

Katharine Sharp | Corporate Partnerships Manager, Marine Conservation Society