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Sep 12 2009

Bottle Packs

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The bottle pack is a hallmark example of sustainable packaging created to date. First introduced in the China marketplace about four years ago, the packaging was more durable and more sustainable. Compared to blister packages, it uses about 20 percent less packaging materials in weight per piece, which creates an overall reduction of over 2,500 tons of packaging materials per year. Moreover, the bottle is recyclable, and last year, the bottle was re-engineered to become even lighter. An innovative approach incorporating talc as a “filler” decreased the amount of plastic used by 50 percent and the overall bottle weight by over 25 percent, while still maintaining the integrity of the package. In Europe and Asia, popular gum products are also available in refill bags, further reducing packaging by allowing consumers to refill and reuse their original bottle packaging,

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Jul 17 2009

Styrofoam-free?

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Styrofoam free packaging – no tray for Petaluma Poultry. Says 62% less waste than conventional pkg. Your thoughts?

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Jun 03 2009

Pics from the Diva’s Tweetstream w/of 5/18/09

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Packaging for one on the growth mode.

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Roman Klementsov, of Finland’s Lahti Institute of Design, has won the Supreme Gold and Gold Star awards at the Student Starpack 2009 awards with his milk pack design.

Courtesy of Design Week

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Lawsuit loser Airborne changes its packaging art courtesy of Boingboing.net

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Photo: Melanie Faith Dove

More on the green wine bottle packaging issue this bottle is plastic. Which is greener plastic or glass bottles? You decide!

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What if you saw this package the next time you went to the bathroom. via www.journal.mycom.co.jp

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May 21 2009

Pics from the Diva’s Tweetstream w/of 5/11/09

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Eric Lawrence crafted a chandelier from the molded Styrofoam packing material Apple used to use for shipping laptops. Really cool use of old product packaging

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As you turn the bottle the image changes.

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Biodegradable disposable cups.

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Summer theme packaging. Great packaging design.

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May 21 2009

Pics from the Diva’s Tweetstream w/of 5/4/09

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Selling sex on perfume packaging.

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Its just a bottle, but WHAT a bottle

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Butter doubles:

If you are in the US and you copy another brands packaging like this one you will likely be sued.

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