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Recycling Product Packaging
Every product we buy becomes a form of waste after we use it. I am not just talking about the product we use, but the packaging that comes with the product. Whether we order something from a restaurant or from an online retail website, nearly everything comes with a package, and most of the time, that package is thrown away. It is not very common for people to rip open a package and use it for anything else, so they end up tossing it into the garbage.
It pollutes the environment, so now most of brands are conscious about waste increment and now they have used eco-friendly packing designs that can be recycle or reuse. It helps a company because less raw material they are using now and the most important thing it reduce the waste from our environment. Many of these packages are now recycable and instead of tossing it into the black bin, you can toss it into the blue bin without worrying about where it ends up. In most cases, it can be reused or reformed into something else.
Please consider always recycling the packaging material once you are through using it. If you are unsure about whether it can be recycled or not, toss it into the blue bin anyway and it will be sorted out eventually by the recycling company that picks it up. Just as the company provides the recycling material to help you recycle, you too, can help the company by returning the material to the proper recycling source.
Here we show you some Eco-friendly product packaging, but the most important recycle packaging designs that you enjoy in checking out.
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Best Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Product Packaging Design
In a world increasingly attentive in taking care of the environment, corporate companies are now keen to show they are playing their part in preserving the planet and its natural resources. We rounded up some examples of products possessing ecological and innovating packaging. These are the ones which are biodegradable and also recyclable. Indeed, investing in this kind of packaging is worthwhile as our own very existence is under threat due to our own disregard of our environment. Among the companies, the trend now is to adopt recyclable and eco-friendly packaging designs as part of their thrust to become socially responsible business operators.
Comestible Cup at KFC
Developed by the company The Robin Collective for the fast-food chain KFC, the Scoff-ee Cup is a biscuit wrapped in sugar-paper doubled with a layer of white chocolate in the shape of a cup. Due to its texture, it is able to contain the heat of espresso and best of all can be eaten afterwards!
This is Cuppow – a new lid that lets you drink like a boss from virtually any wide-mouth canning jar. It’s a simple, eco-friendly alternative to poor-performing and messy disposable hot cups, over-built and expensive travel mugs.
The Mode Tea project was an exploration in sustainable packaging methods and processes. Through extensive research of the principle of sustainability, a packaging scheme was devised which could be fully recycled or reused. The materials proposed would all come from sustainable sources and would not be harmful to the environment.
The Litl webbook packaging is simple, straightforward, and designed to appeal to a wide range of ages, embodying Litl’s mission as technology for everyone. The entire package is made from recyclable paper with no plastics or foams used, and the packaging doubles as its own shipping box.
Disposable Food Bowl
This awesome disposable bowl can be used as seed pot that degrades after some time, the seedling can be transplanted.
The brief was to create a package for three varieties of tea (black, green, and hibiscus). Natural, eco-friendly colours and textures were used requiring less energy and chemicals. Designed with the utmost care of nature in mind.
360 Paper Bottle
The 360 Paper Bottle is the first of its kind in the world, and a true environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of plastic water bottle.s The 360 Paper Bottle is a sustainable vision of the future. It is the first totally recyclable paper container made from 100% renewable resources. Versatile in its range of consumer applications and made from food-safe and fully recyclable materials, it decreases energy consumed throughout the product life cycle without sacrificing functionality. It is paper packaging that stands up to all liquid categories.
Starbucks Recycled Mugs
The Starbucks design team says about these mugs, “This recycled ceramic mug was brought to life in a zero-waste factory in Japan, which reuses the clay of former mugs and dishes to create new ones. It’s a story of reuse and renewal that is told from mug to package. The particles coming together to form words and shapes represent a renewed respect for resources. From broken bits of ceramic, we can make beautiful things.”
Sennheiser Eco-Friendly Packaging
The packaging is made from cardboard and is 100% recyclable – no nasty plastic clam shell to clog up land fills.
Lacoste Eco/Techno Polo Shirts
These are branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all, but to use embossing instead.
Yellow and Blue
Yellow+Blue = Green, as i organic wines in recyclable, eco-friendly Tetra Paks. Spear Design Group developed the new packaging that tells the Yellow+Blue story for the company’s four eco-friendly, organic wines: Malbec, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé.
Nooka Glue-Less Custom Box
“Nooka is continuing its tradition of green packaging with the introduction of the Noooka Glue-less custom box. This paper packaging is truly eco-friendly, requiring minimal labor and is biodegradable. The new packaging will be shipping with the Zub 40 line as part of our fall 2011 collection,” Nooka, the designer says.
Student Work – Niamh Richardson
The designer of this packaging has this to say, “The text on the front of the packaging was die-cut by hand into rough brown paper, chosen to suggest the organic chocolate. This reveals the bright aluminium foil beneath, which distinguishes each flavour of chocolate. The minimal design reflects the simple, honest ethics of the brand: organic, fair-trade, and eco-friendly.”
Hampi Natural Tableware
Hampi natural tableware is a range of natural design disposables, made out of fallen palm leaves. The design depicts the story of this special product by showing the transformation of the leaf into reusable natural plates. The sides and top of the packs show the beautiful patterns of the plates. The shapes used in the logo were used as a source of inspiration for the actual boxes.
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