What Is Sustainable Packaging?

Sustainability in packaging is often associated with being a part of anything that's 'green'; this usually means packaging that's degradable, non-toxic, or refillable. For a material to be sustainable, it must meet a long list of criteria to ensure it makes the cut. This is usually sourced from materials that are healthy for the environment during the lifecycle of its existence. So unlike plastic, which is harmful to the environment after it’s been disposed of. It needs to have been manufactured using clean technologies that help to optimise materials and energy so that it’s not damaging the environment too much. It needs to be transported efficiently to reduce fossil fuels, and it also must be recyclable so that it can be reused again and again.

Trying to achieve sustainable packaging can often be difficult with these criteria; however, at DiamondBox, we can design and manufacture high-quality, durable and affordable bespoke sustainable packaging for businesses around the globe. We pride ourselves on our efforts to help our clients become more environmentally friendly businesses which have come about as a result of putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

Benefits of Sustainable Packaging?

Sustainable packaging provides you with a whole host of benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Easily Recycled
  • Biodegradable
  • Cost-Effective Packaging Solution

Reduced Carbon Footprint

One of the main benefits of using sustainable packaging is that it reduces your carbon footprint. The production of eco-friendly packaging materials reduces the carbon footprint on the environment by way of recycling, which is one of the easiest and best ways to decrease our carbon footprint. If you want to help reduce pollution, in addition to recycling you can invest in sustainable eCommerce packaging. Sustainable packaging is produced using techniques that ensure that energy and raw materials used to create the product do not harm the environment. This means there is less waste to deal with.

Easily Recycled

At DiamondBox, our sustainable packaging can be easily recycled thanks to the materials from which our eco-friendly packaging is made. One of the main benefits of utilising sustainable materials that can be easily recycled is that you’ll be reducing the number of natural resources used to manufacture your new packaging; this, in turn, helps to reduce your carbon footprint.

At DiamondBox, we pride ourselves on manufacturing packaging that uses non-toxic and degradable materials. By utilising our eco-friendly packaging, you can be sure that you’re doing your part as a business to help sustain the environment.



Biodegradable eCommerce packaging is a win-win for everyone. Not only does it provide an environmentally friendly solution to our growing problem with plastic containers, but biodegradable packaging materials are also more cost-effective and convenient than other alternative packaging options.

Cost-Effective Packaging Solution

Another benefit of creating sustainability within packaging is that it’s a more cost-effective solution. One of the main reasons for this is that fewer raw materials are required to create your product’s packaging. Also, our sustainable packaging products, like our eCommerce packaging, are designed and manufactured to suit your products perfectly. This allows you to save space and reduce the weight of your corrugated packaging, which, in turn, allows you to ship more products in one go for less.

Sustainable Cardboard Packaging Vs Plastic Packaging

Sustainable Cardboard Packaging

Sustainable cardboard packaging provides sustainable solutions for both the environment, as well as businesses. Cardboard is the product of choice for sustainable packaging because it can be easily recycled including its bulky corrugated boxes

Cardboard's biggest advantage over plastic is that it fully biodegrades in just six months. If it is incinerated, cardboard will also produce fewer emissions than plastic packaging.

Cardboard is sustainable for several reasons:

First of All

Sustainable cardboard packaging does not depend on petroleum for its production, since paper can be made from agricultural fibres such as wood pulp and recycled paper.


Sustainable cardboard packaging is recyclable, so it can be used multiple times, resulting in a sustainable cycle of product reuse in eco-friendly packaging.


Sustainable cardboard packaging helps reduce the use of plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade in a landfill.

Plastic Packaging

Like sustainable corrugated cardboard packaging, plastic packaging is a popular form of product packaging and offers several benefits. Firstly, sustainable plastic packaging is recyclable and can be used multiple times, resulting in a sustainable cycle of product reuse in sustainable packaging. However, plastic products, including plastic packaging, can have harmful effects on the environment when it's not recycled. Another downside to using plastic is its non-biodegradable properties. Plastics take hundreds of years to degrade in the environment, meaning sustainable cardboard packaging is the way forward for sustainable societies.

In addition to this, plastic is typically made using fossil fuels, which are a non-renewable source. When it comes to the production of plastic packaging, oil and gas molecules are chemically bonded and constructed into various products like plastic packaging, containers and bottles.

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