iOS app Android app

Packaging

All of Me Why Not Eat All Of Me: The Future of Edible Packaging

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.14.2014 | Food
Joshua Estrin

The edible container is not a new concept according to research groups around the world. The pharmaceutical industries have used gelatinous packaging for decades reducing waste and adding consumer convenience and value.

The Art of Y: Wine in a Box?

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

Your Product was Accepted Into Whole Foods! Now What?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.

The Burger Caddy To Revolutionize Fast Food Packaging

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.23.2013 | Taste

One look at a creation by Seulbi Kim, a student of industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, and we're smacking our heads thinking, "Why didn't we think of that?"

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio

designboom | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
designboom

As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey.

Supermarket Advertising 'Common Sense' Sells Peeled Bananas In Plastic Wrap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.20.2012 | Food

A German-owned supermarket chain with a slogan that promotes common sense has found itself under fire for showing the opposite. Billa supermarkets,...

Edible Bottles, Edible Bags

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.20.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.

Cooking With Scissors

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

What do I take every time I go into the kitchen? A toolbelt, that's what. And that includes the most important household implement: Scissors.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"

10,000 Publix Shoppers Demand Change

Posted 12.22.2011 | Miami

After Maura O'Donnell's husband came home from Publix for "nth" time with fruits and veggies on Styrofoam trays, she thought, "Why am I yelling at him...

PHOTO: Lean Pockets Taking A Cue From Jon Kyl

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

When Senator Jon Kyl famously said that his Planned Parenthood comments were "not intended to be a factual statement," it opened the flood gates for a...

10 Best Package Designs

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eva Maddox

The recent unveiling of Starbucks' new logo brings conversation about branding to the mainstream. The new, simplified cup design eliminates the name a...

BLOGWATCH> Less Is More: Packaging Goes Minimal On Antrepo

bumbumbum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Loving this superb project from Antrepo Studio. The idea behind is to create minimalist re-designs of well-known international brand packages. This ju...

Packing Of The Future: Amazing Mushrooms

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ecovative Design in New York has used mushrooms to create a heat and fire-resistant, energy-absorbing, biodegradable (even anaerobically, without oxyg...

SunChips Bags Are Too Noisy: Yet Another Reason We Suck

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

With all of the country's problems, not to mention the world's legitimate packaging problems, this is the one issue that consumers decide take into their own hands?

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Kellogg Explains Massive Cereal Recall

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kellogg Co. said Wednesday that higher-than-normal amounts of certain chemicals in its package liners caused the unusual smell ...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Anti-Anti Packaging Ad Imagines World Where You Carry Meat On Your Arm (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Overpackaging is a serious problem -- a lot of food packaging can be excessive and just quickly finds its way to a landfill. However, French packaging...

Go, Dog, Go: Next Vacation, Bring Your Pup

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

When it comes time to hit the road with your furry companion, consider packing these green, portable accessories as well.

Are Bags-In-A-Bottle Be The Future of Packaging?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ecologic Brands hybrid milk bottle is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. We say hybrid because it is really two bottles in one. The outer ...

Fight the Foam: Join the Packaging Police

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

After cutting open yards of plastic packing tape, I was appalled to find acres of bubble wrap, then those absolutely impossible Styrofoam "peanuts" which will still be in the landfill 200 years from now.