Gallery: Packaging the Future: Three Packages Worth the Resources They ...

 

In my column ‘Packaging the Future’, I’ve looked at the myriad ways the materials around us contribute to environmental pollution and human health issues (from manufacturing, use and disposal). I’ve suggested existing solutions to what I think of as “bad packaging”, as well as some that are only supposition. But even though I love to dork out on new and old packaging fixes, there are a few spots where I don’t want to see the new overtake the old; where even though a more modern version of something might use fewer resources and be more planet and people-friendly, I still choose the vintage version. For a modern woman, I’m plenty nostalgic, but I also think that maybe, in some circumstances, certain things may be worth the resources they use.

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  1. Mista D June 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    “And as is the case with books, there’s more than enough vintage and used records floating around that there’s little to no need to buy records new.”

    What about new authors with new books OR new vinyl releases from new artists? Great article otherwise!

  2. rekleiner June 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Nice! And kudos on the Black Flag items too!

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