Environmentally Friendly Can Collar

Can Collar™ is a durable, environmentally friendly ring alternative, made from 86% paperboard, a renewable, fiber-based material, using the minimum amount of material required to still firmly hold the cans in place, and be water resistant. The Can Collar™ is recyclable where facilities exist to recover poly-coated paperboard products. Developed by packaging company WestRock. Muskoka Brewery who is…

Packaging from milk protein

The French start-up company Lactips started in 2014 with the purpose to tackle the problem of environmental waste. In order to do this they produce water soluble and biodegradable thermoplastic pellets based on milk protein. Those pellets are used as a raw material for thermoforming, film, or any kind of plastic applications. You have probably seen their soluble film for…

The Big Book of Packaging

The Big Book of Packaging “In light of the recent lift in environmental consciousness, this volume of the Big Book Series will devote one third of its content to the increasingly important subject of green packaging-showing designers and retailers how to package their products creatively, responsibly, and at low cost, factors that will be reflected…

Nike releases sustainable design tool

Nike is releasing an Environmental Apparel Design Tool. “This tool is about making it simple for designers to make the most sustainable choices right at the start of the product creation process. Over the past four years it has proved to be invaluable at Nike and has helped us create products with a higher sustainability standard,”…

Carbon Boutique

El Designo made brand identity for the concept store Carbon Boutique. The store is named Carbon to show a sense of community. Carbon is the one element on the periodic table that is responsible for all organic life. Everything is linked by this one element: people, trees, the planet. The store is a place for people…

Green Eggs

Swear Words made this design for Green Eggs; “For the Greens, freshness and quality are the most important things, along with environmental sustainability and the happiness and welfare of their hens. Green Eggs are for people who share these values and want to supply the best products to their homes and customers, whilst supporting regional…

Green Fatigue

Tired and confused of all green choices you should make? Organic, bio, eco, environment friendly products everywhere? Who can you trust? Green choices not convenient, too bad quality and too expensive? Too much work? Consumer Reports writes about green fatigue: “You know you suffer from green fatigue when you hide the empty jelly jar in the…

Grow your own

From Adam Paterson and Santi Tonsukha – students of the Royal College of Art have made ‘GrowYourOwn’ – Fruit and vegetable seeds for novice gardeners. Simple and Well designed graphic printed on sustainable materials.

Wine in PET?

Boisset introduces Fog Mountain Merlot in a 1-L PET bottle. I recommend you to read through the article on Greener Package. You will see some statements about sustainability, which as always will give you different answers depending on who you ask. Boisset in this case, claims that the PET bottles have a smaller carbon footprint…

Greenbox

Ecolect is a great site for green materials. They have initiated a service called Greenbox, which is great too! You sign up (pay $849.95) and every 3 months, you get a collection of 8-12 cutting-edge materials, shipped direct to you. Innovative and environmentally friendly material – ideal for design, engineering, and marketing teams. The samples…

The Lazy Environmentalist

By Kristina de Verdier On 3 November, 2008 In , ,