How Do You Turn A Food Brand Into An Icon?

How Do You Turn A Food Brand Into An Icon?

When we talk about packaging today, the factor that’s been getting most of the attention is sustainability. But food-packaging materials aren’t necessarily what sells a product and seals it into a consumer’s subconscious. Design is what gets that job done. While consumers are concerned with the ingredients found within packaged foods and are now more …

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Can Bottled Water Bans Backfire?

Can Bottled Water Bans Backfire?

The University of Vermont had two campus priorities that didn’t quite lineup as many hoped. Several years ago, the school sought to encourage healthier habits by ensuring that all campus vending machines offered low and non-sugar beverages as 30% of their selection, including low-fat milk and bottled water. A student campaign to ban bottled water …

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Is Plastic The Answer To Our Roadway Woes?

Is Plastic The Answer To Our Roadway Woes?

Plastic can be used for a range of infrastructure applications, but could it actually be used to rebuild our infrastructure? A Dutch construction company is now prototyping plastic-built roads that have been designed to be more ecofriendly, easier to update, and more enduring.  Though the concept is still in its earliest stages, could this be …

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Overcoming The Current Challenges Of Bioplastic

As they become more reliable and useable, fully biodegradable and plant-based plastics are getting a lot of attention, however, they are not the be-all-end-all answer to sustainability on a wide scale. The fact is, polylactic acid based plastic, or PLA, is still quite costly to produce and not yet an alternative to familiar petroleum-based plastics. …

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