Nooka Glueless Packaging

“Nooka is continuing its tradition of green packaging with the introduction of the Nooka Glue-less custom box. This paper packaging is truly eco-friendly, requiring minimal material, minimal labor and is biodegradable. The new packaging will be shipping with the Zub 40 line as part of our fall 2011 collection.” Via Lovely Package

“Nooka is continuing its tradition of green packaging with the introduction of the Nooka Glue-less custom box. This paper packaging is truly eco-friendly, requiring minimal material, minimal labor and is biodegradable. The new packaging will be shipping with the Zub 40 line as part of our fall 2011 collection.” Via Lovely Package

Davines Sustainable Strategy

Davines high end hair and skin care products from Parma, Italy. Through a group of guiding principles they aim to create the most environmentally friendly packaging possible. “Less raw material is possible – so as not to burden on natural resources. For example, by using fewer raw materials, we were able to reduce 33.3% the amount of plastic used…

Davines high end hair and skin care products from Parma, Italy. Through a group of guiding principles they aim to create the most environmentally friendly packaging possible.

Less raw material is possible – so as not to burden on natural resources. For example, by using fewer raw materials, we were able to reduce 33.3% the amount of plastic used for litre size bottles of Davines / Essential Haircare. Another strategy consists in simplifying the packaging system. We did this for our Finest Pigments and Authentic Formulas lines, by applying  multi-page labels directly on the packaging avoiding an additional external box. And is the outer package is really necessary?

It comes from suppliers that are close to the packing site To control the pollution generated from transportation. Among close suppliers we favour those certified for renewable source usage, recovery of water or use, for example, FSC paper.

It can be reused The packaging will last longer if it is created with a reusable purpose.  Our “success story” are Davines/Essential Haircare bottles; they are certified food grade packaging and this means that they can be reused even in the freezer and in the microwave. To all these attentions we add a pinch of ingenuity and small technical tricks such as logistical optimisation; Energy savings within the production chain and the selection of biodegradable materials. For instance, all Naturaltech cases are made of compostable paper. Finally we shall not omit to recall that all Davines products are realised with 100% clean Energy produced by the sun, the wind and the water.”

Fair Trade Soap

Project goal was to generate income for rural women and farmers through the production of a value added product “Design Impact partnered with ODAM, a non-governmental organization that work to address poverty, women’s empowerment, child welfare, climate change, human rights, education, and health issues that affect rural communities. The soap enterprise is operated by women in ODAM’s…

Project goal was to generate income for rural women and farmers through the production of a value added product

Design Impact partnered with ODAM, a non-governmental organization that work to address poverty, women’s empowerment, child welfare, climate change, human rights, education, and health issues that affect rural communities.

The soap enterprise is operated by women in ODAM’s Self Help Groups and all profits go towards ODAM’s community development programs. To develop the product, Design Impact provided intense on-the-ground research of soap, local and international market audits, community brainstorming sessions, prototype and packaging designs, user interviews, and partnership development.”

Via The Dieline

Jupiter criticizing mainstream consumer habits

By Colin Dunn “Jupiter Consumer Goods is a culture-jamming brand designed to subvert and critique mainstream consumer habits. The brand is inspired by Jupiter, the deity of ancient Roman mythology. In Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Jupiter saves the earth from destruction by killing Phaëton, the reckless son of the sun god.”



By Colin Dunn “Jupiter Consumer Goods is a culture-jamming brand designed to subvert and critique mainstream consumer habits. The brand is inspired by Jupiter, the deity of ancient Roman mythology. In Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Jupiter saves the earth from destruction by killing Phaëton, the reckless son of the sun god.”

Nezinscot Farm

Lindsay Perkins “To design a brand and package line that reflected the farm’s eco-friendly agricultural methods. All packaging is reproduced individually, making each piece a little bit different, just as products from an organic farm. The concept The Grass is Greener on our side is emphasized throughout the brand and product lines by the use of biodegradable…



Lindsay Perkins “To design a brand and package line that reflected the farm’s eco-friendly agricultural methods. All packaging is reproduced individually, making each piece a little bit different, just as products from an organic farm. The concept The Grass is Greener on our side is emphasized throughout the brand and product lines by the use of biodegradable paper made with grass seeds. So wherever and however the packaging is disposed, grass will grow one way to give back to the farm’s free range animals.”

Nonna Lina

“Mr. Conde Studio created and developed special packaging for ice cream brand Nonna Lina. A homemade Italian ice cream brand that has developed its revenues more than 60 years, this tradition was the starting point for creating the brand and its packaging. Made with the finest natural ingredients and grout developed in southern Italy, Nonna…




“Mr. Conde Studio created and developed special packaging for ice cream brand Nonna Lina. A homemade Italian ice cream brand that has developed its revenues more than 60 years, this tradition was the starting point for creating the brand and its packaging. Made with the finest natural ingredients and grout developed in southern Italy, Nonna Lina ice cream has a philosophy to be the best soverte the world with the best flavor, better texture and promises to offer a passion for candy ice cream.” Via Creative Inspiration

Wasara Tableware

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world. Wasara is fully biodegradable…

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world.

Wasara is fully biodegradable and compostable, even in home composting systems. It is made from 100% renewable, tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo, red pulp, and bagasse (a by-product of the sugar refining process). Bamboo and reed grow in abundance, and are readily renewed. Bagasse is waste left over after extracting juice from sugarcane, and is often discarded or burned, but its intrinsic properties make it perfect as a paper base. By replacing wood pulp with these rapidly-renewable non-wood materials, our natural resources can be used more efficiently.

Comfortable and stable in your hands, the style and texture of Wasara clearly distinguish it from other disposable tableware. With organic forms that can be handled comfortably, and a texture that reflects its handcrafted roots, Wasara facilitates the Japanese custom of holding dishes in one’s hands while eating.”

Adidas Environmental Strategy

Adidas Group has a five-year plan to restructure the company’s approach to environmental management along the entire value chain. An important part of the strategy is about Packaging. The adidas Group has been reviewing the material content in shoe boxes for many years. Beginning with the use of soy-based and water-based inks through to 100% recycled cardboards. In…

Adidas Group has a five-year plan to restructure the company’s approach to environmental management along the entire value chain. An important part of the strategy is about Packaging. The adidas Group has been reviewing the material content in shoe boxes for many years. Beginning with the use of soy-based and water-based inks through to 100% recycled cardboards. In 2011, they will review all packaging concepts used throughout their brands and different product groups. They will specify environmental targets for further packaging reduction and optimisation for 2015. Via Dexigner

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…

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 in the books own packaging/binding as well.”

Folded Take Away

Clever take-away package for AB Coffee and Crepe by Lauren Schimming, University of Kansas. “A.B.’s Coffee and Crepes is a charming locally owned restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. A.B. currently uses Styrofoam clam-shells for his take-away crepe orders. Inspired by origami folding cups, I created a variation on the traditional crepe cone that can be sealed for…

Clever take-away package for AB Coffee and Crepe by Lauren Schimming, University of Kansas. “A.B.’s Coffee and Crepes is a charming locally owned restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. A.B. currently uses Styrofoam clam-shells for his take-away crepe orders. Inspired by origami folding cups, I created a variation on the traditional crepe cone that can be sealed for take-away orders. The crepe cone can also be fully unwrapped into a plate for both at-home and in-store use.” Via The Dieline

Ceramic Packaging

Ceramica Meridiano makes ceramic packaging made of clay; a natural material, abundant and non-polluting. In addition air emissions during its manufacture follow the current legislation. They also have a variety of locking systems available. For exclusive cheese, butter or other tasty products. Ideally this package is being reused – and as opposed to many other 2nd life products I really see…

Ceramica Meridiano makes ceramic packaging made of clay; a natural material, abundant and non-polluting. In addition air emissions during its manufacture follow the current legislation. They also have a variety of locking systems available. For exclusive cheese, butter or other tasty products. Ideally this package is being reused – and as opposed to many other 2nd life products I really see the potential here; an espresso cup, serve snacks or keep dried berries in.

Hibernalis

Hibernalis is a packaging concept for icewine made by student Stéphanie Malak at Sylvain Allard’s packaging course. The protective secondary package is made of raw paper pulp.

Hibernalis is a packaging concept for icewine made by student Stéphanie Malak at Sylvain Allard’s packaging course. The protective secondary package is made of raw paper pulp.

Packaging Design Competition

Mondi Tire Kutsan invites undergraduate creative students to Kutu Kutu Project Design Competition with a concept of ‘Shelf Ready Packaging’. The aim is to combine design & innovation with corrugated packaging, identifying new, aesthetic, functional and environmentally friendly ideas to our daily lives. Undergraduate students at the Universities of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design in…

Mondi Tire Kutsan invites undergraduate creative students to Kutu Kutu Project Design Competition with a concept of ‘Shelf Ready Packaging’. The aim is to combine design & innovation with corrugated packaging, identifying new, aesthetic, functional and environmentally friendly ideas to our daily lives.

Undergraduate students at the Universities of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can apply to this competition until April 12th, 2011. The winner will be awarded a Design Culture and Management certificate program in İstanbul Bilgi University. The second winner will be awarded a Mac Book, and the third winner will be awarded an I Pad. These three winners will as well have the possibility to have an internship in Mondi Tire Kutsan’s plants. More details about the project

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…

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 Victorian food producers. We were asked to re-brand and package Green Eggs to communicate these values, and to have some fun in the process. Check ’em out at all discerning eateries.”

Compostable Bamboo Plates

Compostable Bamboo plates – does it work? The second picture is after 3,5 months in a compost. Starre Vartan writing for Inhabitat, tested if these plates from Bambu really are compostable. Most compostables end up in the landfill, where, due to the lack of oxygen, they won’t break down. Read the full report here

Compostable Bamboo plates – does it work? The second picture is after 3,5 months in a compost. Starre Vartan writing for Inhabitat, tested if these plates from Bambu really are compostable. Most compostables end up in the landfill, where, due to the lack of oxygen, they won’t break down. Read the full report here