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Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

If you are like most Americans, the thought of biting into a nice, juicy cricket probably doesn’t hold much appeal. But many countries around the world consider insects to be a real treat. So how can we

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Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Excessive packaging is one of our top pet peeves here at Inhabitat, so we were really inspired by this flat cardboard sheet that is capable of conforming to the shape of any object, saving a bundle on

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WikiPearls Deliver Your Favorite Foods in Bite Sized Edible Packaging

WikiPearls Deliver Your Favorite Foods in Bite Sized Edible Packaging

The protective coating of each WikiPearl was inspired by nature’s natural packaging- think the tough skin of grapes, coconut shells, or banana peels. These natural packages keep the yummy inner contents

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Mode:lina Architekci Reuse Fruit Packaging to Design Apple’s New Retail Store in Poznań

Mode:lina Architekci Reuse Fruit Packaging to Design Apple’s New Retail Store in Poznań

Inspired by materials and elements of packaging fruit, Mode:lina Architekci decided to use natural materials to make a visual connection between the company’s name and the name of the owner-Adam. The

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Eggs – What Makes Them So Tough Anyway?

Amazing Natural Packaging: Eggs – What Makes Them So Tough Anyway?

However you feel about eggs - love 'em fried with onions, hate 'em in anything, or are morally opposed to consuming them at all - one thing you can't argue about is that they are an incredibly effective

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The Dirty Truth Behind Pear Packaging – and Why You Should Always Buy Organic

The Dirty Truth Behind Pear Packaging – and Why You Should Always Buy Organic

In the age of 24-hour supermarkets and strawberries in December, we've become disconnected from the reality of food. Grocery store shelves are always stocked, so we rarely stop to think about where food

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Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

A new bio-resin made from tomato plant by-products could make it safer to eat canned foods in the future. Although eating fresh food is great for our health, it can be troublesome on the wallet. Fresh

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“Self Expiring” Packaging Saves Lives by Providing a Visual Indication That Medicine Has Expired

“Self Expiring” Packaging Saves Lives by Providing a Visual Indication That Medicine Has Expired

Self Expiring is a packaging material for medicinal products that visually "expires" over a fixed period of time. Once a product has reached its expiry date, the packaging will graphically display a

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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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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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Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Photo: Background pattern of wine bottles corks via Shutterstock If you are involved in the creative community, you will have noticed the slowly-but-surely growing preponderance of cork as a material

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TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

Backyard Agrarian, a consultancy and resource focused on sustainable living, has released TareWare - a set of colorful food labels that allow consumers to turn used containers into reusable "unpackaging"

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$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

Photo via Shutterstock Americans may produce more municipal waste per capita than any other country in the world, but improving our recycling rate is one major way we can turn the tide and become a

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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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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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Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Recently unveiled at Milan Design Week, DALA furniture is made entirely from a new material developed by German firm DEDON. Created by young American designer Stephen Burks, these brilliant, resourceful

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Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old.

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

As you might remember, back in October 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging.

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Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

While LED light bulbs help save energy and are most certainly a greener choice than incandescents, the packaging of these more eco-friendly light bulbs leaves much to be desired. Using Philips LED bulbs

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IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA is marketing its big annual sale with a line of clever furniture pieces made entirely out of the company's very own flat pack furniture packaging. IKEA commissioned advertising agency AUGE

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The Cost Of Christmas: Millions of Tons of Non-Recyclable Packaging

The Cost Of Christmas: Millions of Tons of Non-Recyclable Packaging

Christmas has come and gone, and amid the unwanted socks and numerous toiletry gift sets are piles of wrapping paper. While many of us will put our wrapping paper out to be recycled, the fact is that lots

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Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

"Before" example of a kids Novara bike: Smarter, lightweight packaging means most of the waste above is eliminated. According to Eric Abraham, REI's packaging engineering manager, the future is all

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Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Eco Lala's recycled bags, clutches, bike accessories, dustbins and even seats will cheer up any person or abode in direct need of some color. Based in Buenos Aires, the brand by Agustina Rozenwasser

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

One in four Americans eats at least one meal a day in a fast food restaurant. Besides it being an arguably high-calorie and low-nutrient choice (processed food loses vitamins and minerals at each step of

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New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

Sick of the excess waste that came with all the products he purchased, Timofey Yuriev created a green advertising campaign promoting the best sustainable packaging nature has to offer. The message is

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Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

A memorial plant Card by Botanical Paperworks I didn't think about my experiment through the fall and winter, and by springtime, I had forgotten I'd even planted the seed embedded paper. But then an

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Image via Wikimedia Commons TP's Sustainable History In the past, (and commonly today, in developing nations) people used their hands and water after they did their 1's and 2's - and in fact some

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LEGO Commits to Using Only Environmentally Friendly Packaging

LEGO Commits to Using Only Environmentally Friendly Packaging

LEGO bricks have been an inspiring staple for blossoming young minds all over the world for over sixty years, and to continue carrying this tradition into the future the Danish company is incorporating

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Packaging the Future: Is Boxed or Bottled Wine Better for the Earth?

Packaging the Future: Is Boxed or Bottled Wine Better for the Earth?

Photo © Chris Willis You might be wondering what the heck is wrong with using a glass bottle for wine anyway? Well, not that much -- if your wine is from down the street, ie. very local. Plenty of

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Vax’s Cardboard Vacuum Is Constructed from Its Own Packaging Materials

Vax’s Cardboard Vacuum Is Constructed from Its Own Packaging Materials

We love it when designers find new, eco friendly alternatives to conventional materials -- sugar based plastics, paint made from recycled plastic bottles, rubber made from dandelions -- but just

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