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September 25, 2023

Why is Paper the New Trend in Sustainable Packaging?

When we talk about sustainability, every choice we make as individuals and businesses matters. One of these important choices is deciding what materials to use for packaging. Sustainable packaging is not just a trend; it’s a necessity in a world striving to reduce its environmental footprint. In this article, we will explore why paper stands out as the top choice for sustainable packaging:

1.Renewability: A Key Factor

Unlike fossil fuels, which are finite, trees are a renewable resource. Sustainable forestry practices ensure that trees are harvested responsibly, and new ones are planted in their place. This cycle of growth and harvest ensures a continuous supply of raw material for paper production.

2. Biodegradability: Returning to the Earth

One of paper’s most compelling attributes is its biodegradability. Paper products are biodegradable, which means that they can break down naturally over time without leaving harmful residues behind. This makes paper more environmentally friendly in contrast to many synthetic materials that can take hundreds of years to decompose and can release toxic chemicals into the environment as they degrade1.

3. Versatility: Tailored to Suit All Needs

Paper is a versatile packaging material suitable for a wide range of products. Whether it’s cardboard boxes, paper bags, labels, or even intricate packaging designs, paper can be adapted to meet various packaging needs without compromising its sustainability.

4. Customisation and Branding

Paper provides an ideal canvas for branding and design. It can be easily customised with sustainable printing techniques and eco-friendly ink materials, enabling businesses to create unique story-telling and visually appealing packaging that communicates their brand identity and values.

5. Consumer Appeal

Consumers perceive paper as environmentally friendly packaging. In a recent study by Pro Carton, 75% of European consumers say the environmental impact of a product’s packaging affects their decision-making process2. Brands that use paper packaging often resonate with environmentally conscious customers, which may drive sales and fostering brand loyalty.

OVOL Singapore currently offers a range of sustainable packaging materials, one of them being Pacesetter Plus C1S, an FSC® Certified Packaging Board. Featuring high bulk, excellent printability and good converting properties, it is designed to suit most of your packaging needs. Feel free to reach out to our team to find out more! 

OVOL Singapore is FSC® Certified (License Code FSC C015534).