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.

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…

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 trash, rather than rinse and recycle. Consumers now push back, and they are right to question whether green products are better for the environment. Many green products found on store shelves are guilty of green washing, according to TerraChoice, an environmental marketing agency. Moreover a recent report from GFK found that more and more people think green products are too expensive and they don’t work as well as conventional products.”

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. I…

 

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. I recommend to read through the article, some good insights there.

Forest Milk

From Rice Design office, Read more on Lovely Package

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…

 

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 countries. Read the article from GreenBiz

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

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…

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 in the world. But I think it’s complementary to recyclable and environmentally friendly materials and systems that are being developed. Damn Fine Tea it is, and it’s designed in collaboration with Aesthetic Apparatus.

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,…

“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, General Mills Inc.

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…

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 coffee cups when combined with old corrugated cardboard, which should be the most extensively recycled material in the U.S. They are looking over the entire system; material usage and design of cups as well as logistic and how to collect them after usage. Pratts Sustainable Design Incubator has helped them with the guidelines. It´s great that a big company like this is investing in this and hopefully giving new opportunities to the entire coffee shop market. Read more on Greener Package

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….

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. Simple, eco-innovative changes are demonstrated in all phases of the design process, including: Picking projects, Strategizing with clients, Building strong green brands, Choosing materials for manufacture and shipping, Picking ink and paper, Binding, Working with clients to foster transparency and corporate social responsibility. View the book online here.

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…

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 recycling, compared with bag-in-box containers (4.8%). As written in Ambalaj post from 24 June some wines are beginning to appear on store shelves in PET bottles. This particular wine bottle design you find at Deviantart.

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…

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 regarding the hotel industry’s practice of placing green placards in each room, promoting reuse of guest-towels, ostensibly to “save the environment”. Westerveld noted that, in most cases, little or no effort toward waste recycling was being implemented by these institutions.

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…

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 destroying the planet. Buy 50 ways to f**k the planet here

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…

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 of materials: kraft bleached paper sprayed with a polyethylene coating. Paper cups are often impregnated with toxic dyes which make them difficult to recycle.

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.

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.