Electrolux Wins Green Packaging Award

The Electrolux Green Range of vacuums has received a Silver Pentaward 2017 for its eco-friendly packaging. The Electrolux Green Range consists of eight vacuum cleaners made out of 55–70% recycled plastic. To emphasize the sustainable focus of the products, the packaging is made from 88% recycled cardboard. Sustainability was further improved by switching from an oil-based four-color…

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…

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…

www.trendwatching.com

    Good read about tendencies in the society. Trendwatching’s interpretation what’s going to happen during 2010. Trend number 6 is called “Eco-Easy” and means that if the world should manage to reach some meaningful sustainability goals this year, corporations and governments will have to forcefully make it ‘easy’ for consumers to be more green, by restricting the alternatives….

Forest Milk

From Rice Design office, Read more on Lovely Package

In with Green Packaging – Out with Convenience?

  A Consumer Research from Ipsos Marketing, shows that consumers are less interested in food producer’a efforts to develop foods that are unique and fast and easy to prepare. Instead people said that the food should include fresh ingredients and deliver health benefits, AND be packed environmentally friendly. The research was made with more than 23,000 people in 18…

Newsweek’s Top 500 Sustainable Companies

Newsweek released its 2009 Green Rankings this week, rating the 500 largest U.S. companies on the sustainability of their practices. 4 of the top 5 slots were given to technology companies. 1. Hewlett-Packard, 2. Dell, 3. Johnson & Johnson, 4. Intel, 5. IBM. View the entire list here

Damn Fine Tea

When you have a package, you emptied it and something tells you – it’s too nice and considered to be thrown away – then there is a value added. Not only the fact that you may keep the package, but also the fact that this thought crossed your mind. Of course this is not the only answer how to build responsible packaging design…

Strategy for Sustainability

“In Strategy for Sustainability Adam Werbach shows us how sustainability moves beyond compliance-oriented “green” initiatives to become a key strategy for achieving both competitive advantage and meaningful change. By integrating a systems perspective into business practice and priorities, Werbach lays out a compelling new model for building core business strategy” Gene Kahn, VP, Global Sustainability Officer,…

Starbuck’s cup recycling program

Starbucks has a goal to develop a comprehensive recyclable cup solution by 2012. Today Starbuck´s cups can only be recycled and composted in some communities – far from all. Therefore they have now initiated a cup-recycling program in cooperation with Global Green USA´s Coalition for Resource Recovery. It´s a pilot to test the collection and recycling of…

Green Graphic Design

Graphic Design, how much does it affect the environment? Can we make a difference with it? Here is a book where you find good tips where to start. Green Graphic Design – by Brian Dougherty – re-frames the way designers can think about the work they create, while remaining focused on cost constraints and corporate identity….

Prefer wine in Glass bottles

A newly released survey from the University of Oklahoma finds that more than 98% of consumers (in the US) prefer to drink wine served out of glass bottles. They think glass keeps the taste and is also the most appealing. See the Survey here. Nearly 75% of the respondents (72.3%) believe glass is the best packaging material for…

What is Greenwashing?

It is used to describe the actions of a company which advertises positive environmental practices while acting in the opposite way. The term is generally used when significantly more money or time has been spent advertising being green, rather than spending resources on environmentally sound practices. Greenwashing was coined by NY environmentalist Jay Westerveldin an essay…

50 ways to F**k the planet

Today you get advices everywhere how to go green. Authors Mark Townsend and David Glick were tired of all books and web sites telling people how to live, preaching to us. So they decided to do the exact opposite: How NOT to go green, in an ironic way. The message is still the same, you learn in which ways we ARE…

Keep Cup?

You don’t really get a desire for coffee when you see this mug. But it’s more the discussion which is interesting than the design itself. KeepCup is made from the safe food grade plastic Polypropylene 5, free from BPA and phthalates. Instead of throwing cup after cup, you re-use it. Disposable paper cups are not really recyclable. They are often made from a composite…