Happy Eggs – Student Work

The Happy Eggs packaging for organic eggs. Designed by Maja Szczypek, a student based in Warsaw, Poland. The packaging design is supposed to make the customer feel that what they have before them is 100% natural. It promotes the use of organic materials and sustainability in production. Maja explains “The hay drawpiece is cheap and easy in…

The Happy Eggs packaging for organic eggs. Designed by Maja Szczypek, a student based in Warsaw, Poland. The packaging design is supposed to make the customer feel that what they have before them is 100% natural. It promotes the use of organic materials and sustainability in production. Maja explains “The hay drawpiece is cheap and easy in production. It is made with heateded press, out of widely available material.” The project made it to the final of make me! 2013 contest.

Wasara Tableware

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world. Wasara is fully biodegradable…

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world.

Wasara is fully biodegradable and compostable, even in home composting systems. It is made from 100% renewable, tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo, red pulp, and bagasse (a by-product of the sugar refining process). Bamboo and reed grow in abundance, and are readily renewed. Bagasse is waste left over after extracting juice from sugarcane, and is often discarded or burned, but its intrinsic properties make it perfect as a paper base. By replacing wood pulp with these rapidly-renewable non-wood materials, our natural resources can be used more efficiently.

Comfortable and stable in your hands, the style and texture of Wasara clearly distinguish it from other disposable tableware. With organic forms that can be handled comfortably, and a texture that reflects its handcrafted roots, Wasara facilitates the Japanese custom of holding dishes in one’s hands while eating.”

Compostable Bamboo Plates

Compostable Bamboo plates – does it work? The second picture is after 3,5 months in a compost. Starre Vartan writing for Inhabitat, tested if these plates from Bambu really are compostable. Most compostables end up in the landfill, where, due to the lack of oxygen, they won’t break down. Read the full report here

Compostable Bamboo plates – does it work? The second picture is after 3,5 months in a compost. Starre Vartan writing for Inhabitat, tested if these plates from Bambu really are compostable. Most compostables end up in the landfill, where, due to the lack of oxygen, they won’t break down. Read the full report here

Compostable Bread Packaging

Compostable Bread Packaging from Village Bakery Found this nice little figure in a paper about drivers for biodegradable/compostable plastics and role of composting in waste management and sustainable agriculture. Reading about this subject, it´s definitely moving forward, but big concerns when plastics and bio-degradable materials not are distinguished enough, so the consumers mix them up – problems for the recycling management.An article from the…

Compostable Bread Packaging from Village Bakery

Found this nice little figure in a paper about drivers for biodegradable/compostable plastics and role of composting in waste management and sustainable agriculture. Reading about this subject, it´s definitely moving forward, but big concerns when plastics and bio-degradable materials not are distinguished enough, so the consumers mix them up – problems for the recycling management.An article from the city of LA, where Neil Guglielmo, a division manager with the city’s Bureau of Sanitation says: When you talk about making something compostable, it’s great, but the downside is: Can you then actually compost it? I’d hate to see compostable bags end up having to go to a landfill. “When compostable plastic is mixed with standard plastic, it makes the batch structurally unsound. And the result can only be tossed into a landfill.”