Graphic designers and the world of packaging are not indifferent to climate change, the destruction of the oceans with immense currents of plastics, unsustainable packaging in its production and immediate use, with the lack of hundreds of years to be decomposed.
It looks like an ecological documentary but it is the current situation and many of us want and wish to use other materials, that is why we creative people look for more sustainable alternatives to plastic. More and more conscious clients are helping us to get our hands on one-color cardboard designs, reusable materials and, why not, a second life…
Fabrics that become bags and papers that are seed crops. Dies, 100% cotton cords, cork, natural leaves and even coconut and hay residues can be the key to making an amazing and sustainable pack. But the great king is still cardboard, with doubles and dies that surprise more than one. The alternatives to egg cartons are a great example of packaging because it maintains a balance between the function of product protection and differentiation with a unique design. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn and open your mind to other ways of presenting the product.
Good designs of ecological packaging’s
Created and designed by Melissa Rosenbloom, from the USA, it proposes a packaging with a second life of cup holders, very original and with an approach where the object and packaging design is unified with totally natural and reusable materials. In this link you can see her portfolio.
Designed by Ben Huttly from Great Britain. Great solution to the plastic vegetable packs, so abundant in supermarkets. It maintains the idea of a traditional concept where the minimum elements make the vegetable packs, a 100% biodegradable cotton string and a label. But if the label is die-cut and uses only one ink, the expense is reduced, and if the paper also has seeds inserted for reuse when planted, the concept of ecological and reusable is round.
LOONG GLIN ORCHAD
The agency Yod Corporation Co.,Ltd has created for the government of Thailand an ecological packaging where leaves are used to wrap the grapefruit to create the support with a handmade form joined by a rope, carrying a cardboard label as product information. The objective was to promote the agriculture of Thailand.
The designers Natalia Chaves and Manuela Yamada use discarded coconut shells as packaging material, which are shaped in different ways to easily adapt to the products they contain, with a pleasant and natural presence of the product, ecological and biodegradable, accompanied by a string and adhesive or eco-label. The pack not only fulfills its ecological mission, but also protects, cushions and keeps the products fresh, a true grain that has earned it packaging awards.
MAN POWER PEANUTS
Victor Branding Design Corp. designed for Yu Shen Feng from Taiwan a cardboard packaging with volume imitating the product it contains: peanuts. The entire package is made with ecological elements of cardboard and paper, including the paper string that makes it pleasant to touch and with a unique look that stands out from the rest and gives it sophistication through the finishes, a great conceptual work.
Created by Maja Szczypek, it is a pack for carrying eggs created with hay, a sustainable material and minimal production methods. Only a one-color label describing the product information accompanies the pack. It protects the product in a natural way, remembering its natural origins, focused on highlighting and transmitting its ecological concept.
THE RED SQUARED
Nutcreatives de Barcelona has created a bag-in-box type container for Viajes De Un Catador, where the recyclable cardboard outer packaging contains a plastic bag with a liquid, in this case wine. The minimalist design, based on double triangles, which adapts to different surfaces, is accompanied by an adhesive in a single black ink with a minimal illustration.
The handle helps its functionality of easy transport. The secondary objective of the pack is that once the product is finished it can be cut out and used as a construction set.
The Hungarian designer Otília Erdélyi, has created an elegant and sophisticated egg holder design with a recycled cardboard design, which together with a label keeps the composition together. Once opened you can take the eggs, which are the protagonists of the minimalist packaging that we all would like to have at home, with a minimum expenditure in its production of a single cut and a single ink label.
NEWS OF THE WOOLED
A charming design of wool roll cardboard, created by Gwyn Lewis, from the USA. The die-cutting of the sheep places the wool bobbin on its body, transmitting the origin of the product. As in the rest of the ecological packaging of this post to reduce costs and be more ecological in the production the label is black, one ink, with the typography in white.