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Cheesed: The Toxic Story Behind Food Packaging
Senior Strategic Advisor and Senior Attorney at Earthjustice, ...
Phthalate exposure is a serious health issue. Even at low levels, they can interfere with human hormones. Animal studies
Social Media, Culture and Marketing: Chelsea Matthew Cracks the Code
The expansion to London over New York was a hard one, but it ultimately came down to treading waters, per se, in another
Mushrooms Are the Future of Packaging
A new kind of packaging is seeking to replace harmful styrofoam. Mushroom Packaging, made from mycelium, the root structures of mushrooms, can break down and be composted in your garden. Companies like Dell have already adopted it, and it's rumored that Ikea will be using it in the future as well.
An Open Letter to Producers, Consumers and Legislators
Student, Christian, blogger, volunteer
We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.
This String Cheese Packaging Is Oddly Sexist
"Reduced fat" should not make a food more feminine.
Bioplastics and the Truth About Biodegradable Plastic
Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, the world lead...
As marketable as biodegradable and compostable plastics like PLA are, there's often more to these claims than meets the eye. For example, in most cases biodegradable bioplastics will only break down in a high-temperature industrial composting facility, not your average household compost bin.
Open at Your Own Risk
Laverne H. Bardy
Author: How the (Bleep) Did I Get This Old?, Syndicated Column...
Neither my nails nor scissors worked this time, so I called my husband, Mighty Marc, who continues to be a fine example of virile manhood. At 79, he still cuts his own meat and chews with his own teeth. If anyone could do it, he could.
FOOD & DRINK
Capri Sun Criticized For Environmentally Harmful Packaging
In the pantheon of nostalgic food products, Capri Sun ranks pretty high up there with Dunkaroos and Lunchables. It's been
In Defense of Your Fancy New Homepage
Publisher of the Harvard Business Review
To many, Facebook appears to be continuing the path of creative destruction that has already torched so much of the old media landscape. But all might not be lost. None of this ongoing fragmentation negates the value of the original bundle -- unless we let it.
Designing Something? Protect Your Trade Dress
Senior Scholar, Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and In...
Trade dress involves the overall nonfunctional appearance and design characteristics of items including such elements as shape, color, graphics, and packaging. Great trade dress can make an already good product sizzle. It is that important.
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All of Me Why Not Eat All Of Me: The Future of Edible Packaging
A man with an opinion
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?
Web Developer / Designer / Writer
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 To Cover Cups With Think Pieces, Poems By Famous Writers
Each submission has “Two Minute” in the title, which, according to Chipotle, refers to the approximate amount of time it
FOOD & DRINK
Your Product was Accepted Into Whole Foods! Now What?
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani
Co-founders of Bandar Foods
Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.
FOOD & DRINK
Togo Burger By Seulbi Kim Rethinks Fast Food Packaging (PHOTO)
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
"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.
CULTURE & ARTS
Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio
home to the first architecture, design and art publication
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
Edible Bottles, Edible Bags
Journalist, author of 'Unworthy,' 'Party of One', and 'Stuck.'
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
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
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?"
Petition To Ban Styrofoam At Publix Gets Over 10,000 Signatures
Last August, California became the first state to consider banning Styrofoam altogether. The EPA cites that it takes over
Not Based On A Fact: Lean Pockets Tests The Limits Of Scientific Polls (PHOTO)
When Senator Jon Kyl famously said that his Planned Parenthood comments were "not intended to be a factual statement," it
CULTURE & ARTS
Branding Food: 10 Clever Package Designs
Design Principal, Perkins and Will
A Kashi Lean container that features a lid instructing users to "fill to the top for a regular serving size" is a brilliant
CULTURE & ARTS
Minimalist Packaging by Antrepo
Loving this superb project from Antrepo Studio. The idea behind is to create minimalist re-designs of well-known international
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