Webinar about Sustainable Packaging

Progress is being made on packaging sustainability, but industry and society rarely turn to designers for this. However, sitting at the front-end of the process, designers have the ability to literally design-in, or design-out sustainability into the solutions they deliver. They also bridge the gap between technology, business, brands and customers/consumers – so designers can…

Progress is being made on packaging sustainability, but industry and society rarely turn to designers for this. However, sitting at the front-end of the process, designers have the ability to literally design-in, or design-out sustainability into the solutions they deliver. They also bridge the gap between technology, business, brands and customers/consumers – so designers can successfully deliver sustainability, through brands, to the marketplace.

This free webinar will address the following points:

• Why sustainability is a design challenge i.e. why ‘design’ for sustainability
• Show some best practice examples of design innovation for sustainability
• Some of the obstacles and barriers to overcome
• Horizon scanning for emerging packaging sustainability themes for design, brands and innovation

Registration for this event is free, but space is limited. Register today to guarantee your spot. Chris will take audience comments and questions after the presentation. Kristina de Verdier, Senior Designer at Tetra Pak (and founder of this blog) will moderate the Q&A session of this i2live webinar. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8 p.m European Time. Register here

SPEAKER, Chris Sherwin, Head of Sustainability Seymourpowell. For 15 years, Chris Sherwin has advised and consulted many global corporates plus start-ups, entrepreneurs and third sector organisations. Chris is an expert workshop designer and faciliator, great at creating and designing world leading projects, have vast knowledge of tools and methods, plus sustainability experience in consumer product, FMCG, food and beverage industry. He also holds a PhD titled ‘Innovative Ecodesign’ from Cranfield University.

MODERATOR, Kristina de Verdier is Senior Designer at Tetra Pak and founder of the packaging design blog Ambalaj. She has nine years experience in the packaging industry on a global arena, and has gained market insights through extensive ethnographic studies. Based in Sweden, Kristina makes trend reports, manages innovation & design projects and works with brand strategy development.

More info here. Please contact i2live@industryintel.com or call +1-310-553-0008 if you have questions.

Sustainable Packaging – Open Innovation

The Packaging Arena and WDO Innovation recently launched a Sustainable Packaging competition ( in Swedish). The competition is already open, and ideas will be screened throughout June. The winning concept will go through a refinement process, and finally be presented to the jury. The companies in the jury are Smurfit Kappa Sverige, BillerudKorsnäs, Stora Enso, DS Smith Packaging Sweden och Nordic Paper. All members of…

The Packaging Arena and WDO Innovation recently launched a Sustainable Packaging competition ( in Swedish). The competition is already open, and ideas will be screened throughout June. The winning concept will go through a refinement process, and finally be presented to the jury. The companies in the jury are Smurfit Kappa Sverige, BillerudKorsnäs, Stora Enso, DS Smith Packaging Sweden och Nordic Paper. All members of The Packaging Arena.

Food Design Competition

ONE Off, supported by the Torino Chamber of commerce and in collaboration with the International Food Design Society and the London Metropolitan University publishes its sixth edition of the Food design® competition. Click here

ONE Off, supported by the Torino Chamber of commerce and in collaboration with the International Food Design Society and the London Metropolitan University publishes its sixth edition of the Food design® competition. Click here

By Kristina de Verdier on 13 March, 2010 In ,

Packaging Design Competition

This is one of the rewarded packages in 2008 Pentawards. Now it’s time to sign up for this year’s edition. Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to everybody in all countries who are associated with the creation and marketing of packaging. The winners will receive bronze,…

This is one of the rewarded packages in 2008 Pentawards. Now it’s time to sign up for this year’s edition. Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to everybody in all countries who are associated with the creation and marketing of packaging. The winners will receive bronze, silver, gold, platinum or diamond Pentawards according to the creative quality of their work.

Gimme 5

Check out this initiative. Gimme 5 is a program to promote recycling of #5 plastics like yogurt cups and other food containers. Products packaged in #5 plastic are sold widely, but #5 is not recycled in many communities. So instead of being sent to landfills it may be transformed into new products.

Check out this initiative. Gimme 5 is a program to promote recycling of #5 plastics like yogurt cups and other food containers. Products packaged in #5 plastic are sold widely, but #5 is not recycled in many communities. So instead of being sent to landfills it may be transformed into new products.

Design Competition

Sign up to the design contest: Beer Bottles nei luoghi pubblici. An international sustainable design competition to develop creative solutions to the problem of glass drinking bottles left and broken in public meeting areas in Milan and other cities. The winner will be announced 31 January 2009 and exposed at the Milan design week in April 2009.

Sign up to the design contest: Beer Bottles nei luoghi pubblici. An international sustainable design competition to develop creative solutions to the problem of glass drinking bottles left and broken in public meeting areas in Milan and other cities. The winner will be announced 31 January 2009 and exposed at the Milan design week in April 2009.

Greengaged

  Soon, time to kick off 2008’s edition of London design festival, 15-23 September. As a part of this festival, Greengaged is arranging a whole bunch of events, debates, exhibitions, seminars and masterclasses which will bring together all sectors of the design industry to focus on sustainable issues. Thursday 18th September there is a session in…

 

Soon, time to kick off 2008’s edition of London design festival, 15-23 September. As a part of this festival, Greengaged is arranging a whole bunch of events, debates, exhibitions, seminars and masterclasses which will bring together all sectors of the design industry to focus on sustainable issues. Thursday 18th September there is a session in the afternoon dedicated to Packaging Design. Find more information on their web site Greengaged

By Kristina de Verdier on 10 September, 2008 In

Young Package 2008

  The Young Package winners 2008 have been anounced. This Picnic set won first price and is presented with these words: “Intended for outdoor dining of four people, is an example of achieving the maximum effect with minimum means. The simple and practical package – together with printing limited to some basic yet sufficiently explicit graphic symbols – fully…

 

The Young Package winners 2008 have been anounced. This Picnic set won first price and is presented with these words: “Intended for outdoor dining of four people, is an example of achieving the maximum effect with minimum means. The simple and practical package – together with printing limited to some basic yet sufficiently explicit graphic symbols – fully support the product purpose. The product life, based on a one-time use, ends in total composting without any environmental consequences. A rare balance of form and function is thus attained with regard to strict ecological requirements.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 8 September, 2008 In , ,