Unsustainable Packaging Examples

FROM NOW ON WE ARE GONNA POST REAL TIME EXAMPLES OF UNSUSTAINABLE PACKAGING AS WELL AS “GOOD” AND GREEN ONES AND MAKE COMPREHENSIVE CRITIC OF BOTH.

First one goes to very familiar Brand. This chemical cleaning tablet may have been innovative and efficient in doing its job, but not in it’s packaging! First of all you have to tear it up to reach the inside because there is no opening instructions and it glued so hard.

This product has two unit in packaging inside made of low density recycble PET and outside is fine quality craft carton paper in size of 185 mm x 165 mm.

Now the problem is not only in choosing double material, it is also polished print which contains harmful ingredient when it solves out in the nature as waste.

The carton package has no real function other than using as advertorial material. Because inside tray is made of very resistant material it does not requires extra packaging for protection. It is also stand in the shelves by itself without needing the outer carton package.

Considering this product is mass production and makes millions of tones waste. They think its recycble and seems no problem in that which is wrong! Because the real problem is to forget that recycling is another production process and consumes energy and makes pollution as much as production.


The funny part is; at the back of the carton pack it has the logo of www.sustainable-cleaning.com

Is this product on the market as this is in your region or do you have similar examples please share and comment. Registration is not necessary! Thanks.

Text and photos Millionsofcolor 2010

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Oscars of Green Design 2012

Hi there,

This is a quick look to 2012 which company and products done the best in terms of innovation, energy efficiency, technology and life cycle of the product as well as keeps the visual aspect at the great scale!

The selection is about matching requirements of the all above, an objective outlook to the brands and products.

ARCHITECTURE

parasolsevilla

metropol

Metropol Parasol
Client
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Spain
SACYR, S.A.U., Grupo Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A., Spain

Design
J. Mayer H. (Jürgen Mayer H.), Germany

Design also has Red Dot 2012 Best of The Best Award

The jury Statement is “The architecture of the Metropol Parasol impresses with its sensuous expressiveness: a combination of an innovative wooden structure with high-tech materials that turns into a multifunctional urban meeting space.”

one

one2

ONE ORTAKOY ISTANBUL
ONE & ORTAKOY RESIDENCES AND SHOPPING CENTER, 2010
Ortakoy Istanbul, Turkey
Architects: Global Architectural Development (GAD), Istanbul, Turkey

The Green Good Design Award 2012

Innovative materials, solar technology and green roof concept rewarded.

CAR

Mercedes-Benz-Biome-Concept-car-image

MERCEDES-BENZ BIOME, 2010
Designers: Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Team, Carlsbad, California, USA
Manufacturer: Daimler AG, Sindelfingen, Germany

Design has Green Good Design Award 2012

The Mercedes-Benz BIOME is a natural technology hybrid, and forms part of our earth’s ecosystem. It grows and thrives like the leaves on a tree” according to Hubert Lee, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad. This year the competition had called for the creation of a vision of a safe and comfortable 2+2 compact car featuring good handling and a first-class design, and weighing only 1,000 lbs (around 454 kg/kerb weight).

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HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

electrolux

ELECTROLUX VACUMM FROM THE SEA
Electrolux is unveiling five vacuum cleaners made from plastic waste collected from the world’s oceans. This marks the next phase of the Vac from the Sea initiative, launched by Electrolux earlier this year, with the aim of raising awareness about ocean plastic waste and inspiring consumers and industry to increase recycling efforts.

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WATER SAVING

axor-citterio-kitchen-faucet

AXOR CITTERIO SINGLE HOLE FAUCET (TALL), 2010
Designers: Antonio Citterio And Partners, Milan (MI), Italy
Manufacturer: Hansgrohe AG., Schiltach, Germany and Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Also Awarded By Green Good Design 2012

Design excellence combined with technology.

BEST LIGHTING

Flamencaled

FLAMENCA LED TABLE LIGHTING

QIS DESIGN TAIWAN

Inspired by flamenco dancers,this is the excellence blend of Design and energy efficiency. The company has Red Dot Award last year by another design and sure this will add another.

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BEST GREEN ACTIVIST

GISELE BUNDCHEN

giesele

Not only top career she has, also as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme she contributed spread eco awareness working on her educational animated series for the web. Congratulations!

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Motorcycle runs with chocolate!

A science team from Istanbul Technical University invented chocolate as energy source to run the motorcycle.
A kg of chocolate can run the motor about 1 km

Research still continues to rise the level of km.