Sustainable Packaging: Keystone’s Perspective

Nov 29, 2023
4 mins read

In the contemporary world, a rising tide of environmental concerns — land, water, and air contamination, climatic changes, biodiversity loss, or health repercussions like respiratory issues and cancer — continues challenging humanity. Among these pressing concerns, product packaging is one of the easily overlooked culprits.

The Unseen Impact of Unboxing Joy


Most of us have experienced the joy of unboxing a new electronic device. That distinct smell, the pristine components, and the adrenaline rush that accompanies the reveal. However, each time we relish this moment, we inadvertently contribute to the mounting waste from packaging materials. For many businesses, the quest for delivering an optimal unboxing experience can often overshadow the bigger environmental picture.

At Keystone, we’re on a mission to rethink this dynamic. While our immediate business objectives focus on enhancing product experience and driving sales, we’re equally, if not more, invested in our planet’s future. With the new packaging for our Keystone 3 Pro, we are embarking on a journey to harmonise the thrill of unboxing with sustainable practices.

Our Approach: Incorporating Sustainability

Prioritising Eco-friendly Materials


Purity in Packaging: Our product’s external packaging utilises FSC(Recycled Kraft Paper), recognised for its near-complete pulp content and zero plastic elements. The surface of the packaging paper does not use PP film to protect the ink, but instead uses substitute plastic oil to protect the printed content. It contains no plastic components, meaning our packaging materials are 100% biodegradable.


Sensible Inner Design: For the inner core, we’ve opted for cardboard made from RGBP(Recycled Gray Board Paper), commonly known as grey cardboard. It’s not only robust but also has a reduced carbon footprint compared to its white cardboard counterpart due to the reduced bleaching processes.


Optimised Tray Design: Crafted from black kraft card paper, the product tray is meticulously designed to reduce paper consumption without compromising product safety. Furthermore, we’ve incorporated cushioning paper, eliminating the need for traditional, less eco-friendly foam or plastic buffers.


Environment-friendly ink: The content printing uses environmentally friendly vegetable oil ink.

Embracing Recycling and Reuse


At Keystone, we believe packaging is more than just a protective cover or an impressive unboxing moment. We design our packaging to be repurposed, recycled, and reused long after its initial purpose is fulfilled. Our unique drawer-style packaging, accompanied by our special jelly glue, can easily be repurposed into a functional storage unit that can be attached under your table. What’s more, the washable nature of the glue ensures it can be reused, making it ideal for securing other items like power strips.

Final Thoughts: Our Eco-promise


Our journey towards sustainable packaging isn’t merely a business move; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to Mother Earth. We genuinely believe that even if our efforts offset a minuscule amount of carbon, it’s a step in the right direction. Through constant innovation, we aim to provide our customers with not just a product but a sustainable experience.

About Keystone

Keystone is an open-source airgap hardware wallet that utilises an embedded system. To further enhance its security, the device is equipped with three secure element chips. One of Keystone’s unique features is its ability to support multiple recovery seed phrases, reducing the need to purchase multiple hardware wallet devices.

With the primary aim of maximising security against potential threats, minimising dependence, reducing human errors, and eliminating single points of failure, Keystone also strongly emphasises extensive interoperability. It is compatible with well-known software wallets such as MetaMask (both Extension and Mobile versions) and other premier software wallets like the OKX Web3 Wallet, Solflare, Rabby, and more.

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