Bryan Shova

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Avoiding Greenwashing: 10 Principles of Truly Sustainable Packaging Design
Avoiding Greenwashing: 10 Principles of Truly Sustainable Packaging Design

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As a packaging designer and nature lover, I dream of the day when material science and manufacturing can deliver on the promise of zero environmental impact, high performance, premium finish and low costs. Many breakthroughs have begun to deliver on the promise - PaperFoam, recycled PET (rPET), and polylactic acid (PLA), to name a few. But many of these materials still cannot compete on performance, and especially not on price. On the opposite end of the spectrum, commodity materials markets have been flooded with new eastern manufacturers, increasing the global supply and significantly lowering commodity materials costs. Add to that the light-weighting movement in plastics bottling and single-stream recycling. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Packaging: A Holistic, Collaborative Design Challenge
Sustainable Packaging: A Holistic, Collaborative Design Challenge

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / There are many opportunities for the design industry to play a bigger part in product sustainability. Case in point: Many of the technological advancements in sustainable packaging suffer from issues that could be tackled through partnership with strong design thinkers. The design industry can also help to bring the conversation about sustainable packaging design further upstream. Here are three important things to consider when it comes to designing for sustainability. - 4 years ago

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