Method, the brand you know and love for great soap that’s eco-friendly on packaging and materials. Yes, the same people that actually went out of their way to write a fantastic design book about how they did it called The Method Method(seriously, read it if you’re developing a product, it’s got great insights). The gang there have a great new packaging solution where they picked up plastic bottles from the beach in Hawaii and recycled it into packaging (Link from Wired).
The HUGE takeway here is, there are many ecofriendly ways you can do fun things with your packaging materials by sourcing available existing materials. This doesn’t mean what they’ve done is simple, or wasn’t offset by flying their employees to Hawaii to pick up the plastic, but it is a clever step in the right direction to use existing refuse and turn it into useful, original packaging material.
Your packaging looks amazing! How did you make it?!
Well, we killed 10 trees, poisoned 3 people and a panda, and ruined an entire lake. We think it looks amazing!
Yeah,, that’s probably not the answer you want to give.
From little things like single color soy ink on recycled corrugated cardboard, to simply using a paper sticker (rather than plastic) to ensure a product’s security, while enabling a material to actually degrade in a landfill or be recycled.
Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to be impossible or expensive. With a little information and cleverness you too can make and have great eco-packaging manufactured for your products.
Pinterest is your friend? You mean a giant waste of time right?
Nope, it’s a useful tool!
Not only for finding amazing recipes (seriously) NomNom!
More importantly you can find great design inspiration in one simple place. There are a myriad of ways to search, and the cost is just right (does free work,, because they can also sell it to you for free).
Do you not know where to start? Click here and follow our Packaging Design Board on Pinterest and work your way from there!
You’ve created a product from scratch and are starting thinking about your packaging. The last thing you feel like is a creative genius, but the first thing you must be is just that, how can you do it?!