Environmental Sustainability The topic of sustainability in all its dimensions, in particular ecological sustainability, is currently receiving a great amount attention worldwide. As a result, the necessity of packaging is sometimes discussed vigorously, and in the face of increasing environmental pollution, it is repeatedly coming under fire, despite the meaningfulness of its function. The idea of environmental protection emphasizes recyclability and the general minimization of packaging, while the sensible use of packaging for product and consumer protection should be the goal. Without question, a reduction in the use of packaging is an important element of the sustainability strategy. However, an optimum must be found. Simply doing away with or reducing packaging without properly considering the impact first would also mean doing away with product protection which could have the logical consequence of an unwanted increase in product loss and waste. This is particularly important in the context of food, where currently approximately one third of the goods produced in the world are either lost or thrown away along the supply chain. The aim is therefore a balanced, meaningful and future-oriented use of packaging and thus a reduction of the environmental impact.