Less is more
However, packaging volume also plays a decisive role when considering economic and ecological criteria. Very often packaging units are substantially bigger than their contents. Add to this, filling materials such as bubble-wrap film and bags or polystyrene chips. The reasons for uniform packaging sizes are self-evident and include easy stackability and calculable volume for transport and storage, to name but a few. To increasingly respond to consumers’ ecological demands, however, some packaging producers are already taking to future-proof packaging solutions. One case in point being “volume reducers” for folding boxes. They identify the minimum packaging volume needed for transport packaging and reduce packaging to the perfect dimensions.