The Myth That Packaging Is Not Sustainable

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The myth that presentation packaging is not sustainable has been perpetuated for years, leading to the misconception that packaging is harmful to the environment. However, this is far from the truth when it comes to paper-based packaging. In fact, paper-based packaging is one of the most sustainable and responsible choices for businesses and consumers alike as well as being the most commonly used material for packaging. Read on to find out more…

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Forest Destruction

One of the most common myths about paper-based packaging is that it is destroying our forests, and with some retailers offering ridiculously excess packaging with every item, this myth is easily spread. However, it could not be further from the truth. In managed forests, for every tree cut down, three or four are planted in its place. This means that there are now 25% more trees than there were in 1901, despite the increasing demand for paper packaging. The demand for packaging actually drives the growth of the forests, making paper-based packaging a renewable resource. Clyde are very environmentally conscious and we are FSC and PEFC-approved. We are dedicated to using sustainable materials that can be presented in a luxury fashion.

Energy Use

Another common myth is that packaging production requires too much energy. While it is true that paper production requires energy, it is also an effective user and producer of energy. The forest-based sector is the least fossil fuel-intensive, and the packaging industry is the largest consumer and producer of renewable bioenergy. This means that the packaging industry is not only sustainable, but it also helps to reduce our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.

Carbon Footprint

Many people also believe that paper-based packaging has a high carbon footprint. While it is true that everything has a carbon footprint, paper-based packaging is actually one of the most environmentally-friendly options available. Unlike other packaging options, paper-based packaging is made from trees, a completely renewable source. Additionally, paper packaging leads to waste prevention and encourages reuse, making it a highly sustainable option. Clyde only produces packaging in the UK and Europe in order to reduce fuel emissions caused by delivery methods. A lot of our packaging can also be flat packed to reduce space when being transported.


Lastly, many people believe that paper-based packaging is unnecessary waste. Unlike other packaging materials, paper-based packaging is biodegradable and compostable, meaning that it can be broken down and returned to the earth. Additionally, paper-based packaging is recyclable, which means that it can be reused again and again.

In conclusion, the myth that packaging is not sustainable is just that – a myth. Paper-based packaging is one of the most sustainable and responsible choices for businesses and consumers alike. Not only does it protect the product during transport but it really makes your product stand out on the shelf, and it is essential to assuring quality and giving that luxury feel in luxury products packaging.  With the increasing demand for environmentally friendly options, paper-based packaging is sure to remain a popular choice for years to come.

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