Green Graphics & Packaging

Eco Innovators’ Design Play Cards are a Fun Way to Learn About Sustainable Design

Eco Innovators’ Design Play Cards are a Fun Way to Learn About Sustainable Design

Melbourne-based creative agency Eco Innovators is up to green mischief again with their new Design Play Cards - a deck of 50 quirky playing cards designed to challenge, inspire and explore sustainable

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Designer Aaron Mickelson Shows How a Product Can Be Its Own ‘Disappearing Package’

Designer Aaron Mickelson Shows How a Product Can Be Its Own ‘Disappearing Package’

In the case of each product, Mickelson sought out a method to eliminate the package altogether, producing a no-waste packaging solution that is still aesthetically pleasing. In the case of Glad trash

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Infographic: ‘The Unfiltered Truth About Water’ Shows the Causes of Water Pollution

Infographic: ‘The Unfiltered Truth About Water’ Shows the Causes of Water Pollution

The Unfiltered Truth About Water is an interactive infographic that explores the sometimes surprising causes of water pollution and provides tips on how we can conserve and protect our water sources. It

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The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words just launched a line of 12 typographic, inspirational graphics available as prints or laser-engraved bamboo boards. The boards have a beautiful hand feel and they are sourced from

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Infographic: Study Shows World’s Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

Infographic: Study Shows World’s Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

The world's oldest trees are dying off at an alarming rate, according to recent study by Australian National University professor David Lindenmayer. Research conducted on some of the world's greatest

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Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Australian-German duo Chauntelle Trinh and Eckard Buscher have captured the urban identity of 16 cities from across America, Europe and Asia in an ethereal collection of urban maps intricately cut from

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Road of the Future Infographic Shows Better Ways to Build Streets

Road of the Future Infographic Shows Better Ways to Build Streets

Ashpalt concrete roads are slowly being replaced by more environmentally friendly options, such as Eco-Pave, which is based upon an organic resin. Another option road surface manufacturers are considering

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Infographic Shows Which Cities are Embracing the Green Revolution Around the World

Infographic Shows Which Cities are Embracing the Green Revolution Around the World

Countries around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of environmental issues, and major metropolitan centers are the new front line in the struggle to go green. But how are big cities taking on

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Packaging the Future: Edible Wrappers, Containers and Bags (Yum?)

Packaging the Future: Edible Wrappers, Containers and Bags (Yum?)

Here at Inhabitat we've been hoping for, and advocating, biodegradable packaging for years, but now designer entrepreneurs are thinking even bigger; how about packaging one could actually consume? Turning

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Donate to the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Get a Rare 4D Tower Light Projections Poster!

Donate to the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Get a Rare 4D Tower Light Projections Poster!

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems, is

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Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

We showcased Agency of Design's prototype cO2 card in the past, and the firm just played a winning hand by launching a full suite of Energy Trumps! The deck of cards aims to help designers and consumers

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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Kinetic Map Shows Real-Time Wind Speeds in the US During Hurricane Sandy

Kinetic Map Shows Real-Time Wind Speeds in the US During Hurricane Sandy

HINT.FM's real-time map of wind speeds in the US is a useful tool to help us better understand the wind's power and potential. The kinetic map was developed by Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, who

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source

UK-based renewable energy company Duncan Renewables made this great infographic which highlights the benefits of biomassfor domestic consumers. The infographic shows information about biomass use around

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UTC Power Infographic Shows Everyday Uses for Fuel Cell Technology

UTC Power Infographic Shows Everyday Uses for Fuel Cell Technology

UTC Power has created an infographic that illustrates the real world applications of fuel cells. Fuel cells are an expensive and often complicated technology, which sometimes leads consumers and

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

As Halloween approaches, it's time to start carving jack o' lanterns and concocting fabulous costumes. And as we do so, it's worth remembering why it's always best to create DIY costumes with materials

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City University London’s giCentre Visualizes 10 Million Bike Trips in a Blaze of Blue Light

City University London’s giCentre Visualizes 10 Million Bike Trips in a Blaze of Blue Light

City University London's giCentre, which is part of the City Collaborative Transport Hub, has created several visualizations that show the behavior and route preference patterns of the capital's bike

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Incredible Map Shows 11 Years of Major US Fires

Incredible Map Shows 11 Years of Major US Fires

This map by interactive designer John Nelson catalogues 11 years of major US fires. After recent wildfires blazed in Colorado and Utah following long periods of dry weather, Nelson gathered satellite

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Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

If you’ve ever traveled through Central America, you probably know that the standard to-go cup at any convenience store or roadside stand is usually a plastic baggie. Noticing this trend, an anonymous

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Tinabonbina’s Postcard Greeting Cards Raise Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Tinabonbina’s Postcard Greeting Cards Raise Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

While email definitely dominates our lines of communication, we bet you'd be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn't still enjoy receiving an old-school greeting via snail mail. Family-run Tinabonbina

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Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance makes homeward products from recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials. As the packaging has to sell the story of the materials as much as the product, the brand language ‘this is now’

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PG Tips Urges Britons to Recycle Teabags in Landmark Composting Plan

PG Tips Urges Britons to Recycle Teabags in Landmark Composting Plan

Here in the UK, we do love a good cup of tea - in fact, I'm having one right now while writing this article. We love tea so much, that it is estimated that as a country, 66% of the population drinks tea -

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Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Claiming to be “the world’s largest zoo”, the Tokyo Zoo Project offers a wild new way to cycle around the Japanese capital. The idea is that people request — through Twitter

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Paperless Post Teams Up With Designer John Derian to Launch Beautiful Evite Line

Paperless Post Teams Up With Designer John Derian to Launch Beautiful Evite Line

We've written before about Paperless Post, an online service that offers a paper-free way to send invites and notes. But now the eco-friendly postal service has collaborated with designer John Derian to

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Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

The innovative digital musicians from the Data Garden label are giving fans an alternative to wasteful vinyl EPs, by offering downland codes embedded on seed paper. Digital music in inherently an

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Tree of Life Poster Takes Shape With Thousands of Minuscule Animals

Tree of Life Poster Takes Shape With Thousands of Minuscule Animals

This beautiful Tree of Life poster is more than what first meets the eye. The incredibly detailed offset lithograph print represents the rings of a tree, which come to life with the minuscule silhouettes

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

Cleaning up shouldn't require a hazmat suit, but with all the toxic chemicals that make up today's household products, it might not be such a bad idea. To help you get your home squeaky clean in a healthy

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Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Clean Mix is a very clever yet simple idea by Treehugger’s Petz Scholtus. Created in her studio, Poko Design, Scholtus developed a basic cleaning kit that consists of a refillable spray bottle and jar

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Packaging:Lamp by David Gardener Eliminates Waste By Using Packaging as a Fixture

Packaging:Lamp by David Gardener Eliminates Waste By Using Packaging as a Fixture

Every year, tons of waste is borne out of packaging materials for most consumer goods, including designer furnishings and lighting fixtures that claim to be green products. While some companies spend

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