Sustainability in packaging has been gaining prominence as concerns are growing over packaging waste. Sustainable packaging solutions are free from toxic materials and are a safe and healthy alternative to materials such as plastics. Good quality eco-friendly packaging can also help in reducing storage space and transportation costs.

Sustainable packaging materials can help not only in reducing carbon footprint but also in improving brand image. They are easily disposable by directing them to compost or recycling centres.

Sustainable packaging that is recyclable and has minimal impact on the environment can help reduce waste and protect natural resources.

Finding suppliers of sustainable packaging solutions

Packaging Gateway has listed leading providers of sustainable packaging solutions such as recycled retail boxes, recycled packaging paper, recycled corrugated board, bioplastic and recycled aluminium cans, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes providers of sustainable packaging design services, sustainable packaging materials, packaging consultants, and sustainable packaging companies.

The information contained within the download document is designed for sustainable packaging managers and specialists, sourcing specialists, packaging product designers, lead product specialists and quality managers.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

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Materials used for sustainable packaging products

Sustainable packaging products are usually made of recyclable material and biodegradable material. Corrugated board, corn starch, mushroom, bioplastic, and seaweed are some of the recyclable and compostable sustainable packaging materials available.

Sustainable packaging materials are used to manufacture various types of packaging products such as:

  • Biodegradable packing peanuts, which are an alternative to Styrofoam and are made from naturally derived plant-based substances such as wheat and corn starch
  • Corrugated bubble wraps, which serve as an alternative to plastic bubble wrap and provide similar protection
  • Inflatable air pillows made of recycled materials
  • Corn starch packaging made from materials derived from corn or maize
  • Mushroom packaging and seaweed packaging made from mushrooms and seaweed
  • Eco-friendly plastic packaging made from recycled plastic and plant-based plastic
  • Cellulose packaging made from natural materials such as hemp, wood, and cotton