Sustainability has become a modern prerequisite for investments in optical fibre networks. The majority of an operator’s carbon emissions are classed as Scope 3 (i.e. caused by upstream and downstream activities), of which purchased goods and services account for as much as half. With fibre deployments ramping up and 5G driving massive power requirements, sustainable supply chains will be critical to control the future environmental impact of communications networks.
In response, Dura-Line has introduced MicroDucts ECO which use up to 100% reground HDPE from Dura-Line’s own internal manufacturing process and are available in black or grey varieties. MicroDucts ECO are bundled to create FuturePath ECO with protective jackets and identification stripes that may use regular or reground materials. All standard MicroDuct sizes and bundle combinations are available, and all products meet stipulated parameters for regular MicroDuct products.