Green Graphics & Packaging

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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Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Are you tired of going to the store for veggies, only to come back home to find yourself with a load of useless un-eco-packaging? Overwhelmed by the wasteful nature at his local market, Ben Huttly, a

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PepsiCo Unveils World’s First 100% Renewable Food-Based PET Bottle

PepsiCo Unveils World’s First 100% Renewable Food-Based PET Bottle

PepsiCo just unveiled a brand new, 100% renewable PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based resources that could revolutionize the bottling industry. Coca-Cola and other consumer giants have also

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Packaging the Future: Banana Leaves as Natural Packaging!

Packaging the Future: Banana Leaves as Natural Packaging!

Nature has had millions of years to come up with perfect natural packaging solutions -- brilliant designs made from elements as simple as water, sun and nutrients that keep liquids wet, protect cargo

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Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

2011 is right around the corner, and to ring in the new year Oakland-based artist Maria Schoettler recently rolled out a gorgeous culinary calendar that makes buying fresh local produce as easy as

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Amazing Natural Ads Printed in Sand, Snow, and Grass

Amazing Natural Ads Printed in Sand, Snow, and Grass

Curb Media's exerts can develop Field Advertisements, using natural materials like stone, chalk, sand and mud to create enormous adverts. Other forms of these oversized adverts include Crop Circles and

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Banana Guard Saves Your Fruit From the Mushpot

Banana Guard Saves Your Fruit From the Mushpot

We don’t monkey around when it comes to picking out our organic fruit. And one year-round favorite that always finds itself in our bags is that yellow little delight you could easily call nature’s

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Ad Campaign Puts a Face to Scientists Studying Global Warming

Ad Campaign Puts a Face to Scientists Studying Global Warming

The ad campaign is from the preeminent pubic body of scientist who are deeply engaged in helping develop public policy and education based on hard, empirical data. The Union of Concerned Scientists is

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The Coconut Provides Inspiration for Green Packaging Alternatives

The Coconut Provides Inspiration for Green Packaging Alternatives

One of the most delicious designs nature has to offer, the coconut exemplifies how Mother Nature is one of the best designers around. The coconut shell is a natural packaging design solution that can

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Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Today we're thrilled to kick off a brand new series that explores a greener future for packaging design, brought to you by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre Vartan! Each year households

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

Today we're thrilled to announce a brand new editorial series on Inhabitat that explores the past, present, and future of packaging design, hosted by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre Vartan!

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Eco-Friendly Wall Treatments Give an Edge to Any Room

Eco-Friendly Wall Treatments Give an Edge to Any Room

Whether you are redecorating your home or office, or moving into a new place, what you choose to put on your walls is going to have a huge impact on the look and feel of your space. To keep the mood fresh

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Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

German publishing company Hamburger Automatenverlag found a brilliant new use for old cigarette vending machines — instead of icky cigarettes, the re-purposed “machines” carry a series

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