Why Shrinkwrap a Cucumber?: The Complete Guide to Environmental Packaging
Designed for all those involved in the packaging industry such as: packaging designers, manufacturers and retailers, this book offers a comprehensive illustrated guide to designing environmentally friendly packaging. Environmental issues are forcing designers and manufacturers to re-evaluate the design of their packaging and the materials they use. This book addresses the principles of eco-friendly packaging, including the background to climate change and its impact upon the packaging industry, the response from industry to date, and issues of biodegradabilty and recyclability. Using this background information, advice is then given on creative packing solutions that will answer these questions. Containing comprehensive directories of different packaging materials, including their environmental credentials, and of different packaging formats, this book offers those seeking to answer design briefs with an environmental requirement a comprehensive guide to the possibilities available to them.
1/ Packaging and the environment What is packaging and why do we need it? Global warming Man as consumer and global warming Why has packaging become linked with global warming? How retailers, consumers and legislators are beginning to embrace environmental initiatives 2/ The search for environmental solutions Reduce Reuse Recycle The search for new materials Other environmental solutions Energy recovery and incineration Landfill 3/ Designing creative environmentally friendly packaging Brand recognition and ownership The design process Consider the effect of shape Modify a standard pack shape Functionality Vintage styling Less is more Lightweighting Use recyclable materials Use recycled materials Design with reuse in mind Good environmental labelling Keep up to date Case Studies _ Coca-Cola lightweight glass bottle _ Help remedies _ Ecolean _ NoBottle _ Sennheiser CX-300 headphones _ Boots ready made reading glasses Directory of materials Directory of packaging formats Life cycle analysis Recycling and sustainability symbols