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As basic raw materials become more expensive-and they will-we are going to start mining landfills for their valuable minerals and metals.-Andrew Dent, Material ConneXion, in Metropolis magazine
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Tracking Trash

What if we understood where trash went, and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would consumers think twice about their purchases? Would the industry redesign its products?
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Moosejaw: Sticker Shock

Though it operates seven stores, Moosejaw does the majority of its business online. So it’s no surprise that the personality-filled outdoors retailer uses its shipping boxes to create what it
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Slim Chips

Realizing that the consumption of snack foods is often habitual rather than the result of hunger, an Icelandic product designer developed a whimsical alternative called Slim Chips. The experimental line
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“We don’t want to just do the products that consumers want. We want to be inspired by consumer desires and surprise them with products and services they don’t expect.”- Estée
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Concept: Park Supermarket

Park Supermarket is a concept by Rotterdam-based Van Bergen Kolpa Architects, which is trying to make better use of the local landscape, affected by climbing water tables, and reduce the
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Material Matters: Highly recyclable plastic

A breakthrough by IBM and Stanford University scientists could lead to a new way to make PET plastic continuously recyclable. When recycling conventional PET, the metal in the polymer degrades
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Inspiration in a box

Don’t be fooled by the prehistoric-sounding name, CREA PAC is a globally sourced “inspiration box” that puts packaging trends directly in your hands. Delivered quarterly, each box contains consumer products,
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X's and O's for Marmite fans

Commemorative jars were delivered to 160 fans of Marmite, the soy-sauce-like spread made in the UK, to announce the March release of a new “extra mature” variety called Marmite XO.
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Travel-friendly luxury

The online boutique is meeting a need that came out of the Transportation Safety Administration’s travel ban on liquids that are more than three ounces. Launching in January, the
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10th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference, Chicago, October 2012

Posted Date: October 29, 2013

BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

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Perfecting Package Design with Digital Solutions

Brands know that good package design plays a significant role in the commercial success of a product. After all, customer will experience the packaging before they experience the product within. Have you explored all the possibilities when designing a new package, or do time restraints and other limitations get in the way from delivering perfection? Advances in digital printing and finishing technologies now allow brands to explore even wider ranges of design possibilities within their ever shrinking timelines.

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September 2014

 The September 2014 issue features the latest on Standing out from the Crowd.  You can also read the issue at the Digital Editions.

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Design Gallery Volume 11

Design Gallery Volume 11 is not just a study in good design. It’s a look at how packaging can successfully demonstrate structural and graphic innovation, make strong shelf impact, meet consumer, shopper and retailer needs and support and convey the brand story

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