Sustainable packaging has become a major concern because of excessive packaging. Excessive packaging affects the environment because it uses extra container board and polystyrene, which results in more carbon emissions needed to manufacture the materials. A larger-than-needed package also results in fewer packages that can be transported, thus burning more fuel. In contrast, using too little packaging is also not a solution because a damaged product would prompt the business to send a replacement item to the customer and nullify any environmental benefit of the package. The solution is to find the optimum pack design. Your logistics provider may have a package lab that can assist you in designing packaging optimally.
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Source: Packaging Europe