Bolt Threads x Stella Mc Cartney

Stella McCartney continues the brand’s dedication to fashion eco innovation with the announcement of a new partnership with Bolt Threads, a San Fransisco-based biotechnology company creating the next generation of advanced materials. This new collaboration will push boundaries in fabric innovation and usher in the next generation of cutting-edge textiles. Bolt Threads engineers fibers from scratch based…

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…

Hinoki by Nine

Hinoki is a beautiful sustainable packaging concept created for the cosmetics industry. It’s designed by Swedish innovation agency NINE. NINE is a future-driven innovation consultancy, part of the BillerudKorsnäs Group, a publicly traded company and global provider of smarter packaging for a sustainable future. CHALLENGE In the Cosmetics Industry, the notion of  “premium” products is commonly connected to…

New material – Paptic

Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion presents 11 exciting new materials designers should watch, for the web magazine Fast Company. Blurring the line between paper and plastic, Paptic is a new material that is easy to print on, easy to recycle, and perfect for packaging. “It might not change…

London Bio Packaging

London Bio Packaging supplies biodegradable or recycled packaging and eco cleaning products to the food and catering industry. Good website, not so common in this industry.

Plastic Bottle Sail boat

It took four months to sail a boat made of discarded plastic bottles from San Francisco to Australia. The catamaran was built with 12,500 recycled plastic bottles and a fully recyclable plastic material called Seretex and held together with organic glue made from cashew-nut husks and sugarcane. The bottles were packed into the Plastiki’s pontoons…

Stretchable Paper

FibreForm – a packaging paper that can replace plastic where it was previously impossible. “The potential for creating unique packaging solutions is enormous. Never before has there been a similar paper on the market”, says Peter Bergström, Product Area Manager, and responsible for the development project of Billerud FibreForm. The high stretchability of the paper means that it can be formed. And with a stretchability of up…

Coffee Cup Contest

58 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away, unrecycled, each year. The BetaCup Challenge – is asking designers to invent a mean to dramatically reduce the wastage resulting from unrecyclable paper coffee cups. Here are two of the ideas; Coffee to grow and 100% recyclable Une Coffee Cup. See more of the most promising ideas here

Moulded Fiber Jug

A moulded fiber milk jug from Ecologic. It’s made from 100% molded pulp with an inner plastic pouch that is making its commercial debut in the milk aisle. More info on Greener Package.

Bone Project – Ethical Defendable?

What’s this? Bone? This looks cruel. But as a matter of fact we have these rest products around the globe. And Andrew Ross – a creative soul has done an extensive project about how we could deal with it. The Bone Project has discovered ways to use bone when it’s a waste material. Research was divided between three different areas: perception, properties…

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…

Little Bug

Little Bug, founded in 2006, is a baby food producer in California. They are only using local, seasonal and organic ingredients. In the packaging development they were looking into safety, environmental impact and freezer functionality. They first tried out a biodegradable material, but realized quite soon that it will crack and shatter in the freezer….

Not a paper cup

Looks like paper cups, right. These are actually made of ceramic. London designer Anya Hindmarch designed the coffee cup and the idea was to create a reusable package and prevent cheap plastic packaging from contributing to landfills…and probably provoke a little with this “look-a-like”. The cup is like a thermos, it’s double-walled, so you can…