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Eco-Friendly Packaging Concepts

July 31, 2009 • By

Packaging design is challenging enough with the everyday evolution of products as manufactures constantly search for better ways to make their products smaller and a bit “easier” on the eyes of consumers. More than anything, it can be a hassle having to look for increasingly efficient ways to package your product, especially if your design has to provide a solution for current ecological needs.

Eco-friendly packaging need to be well-designed, streamlined, biodegradable and easily recycled or reused. By creating custom packaging that is eco-friendly you can simplify the packaging process and save money too. Greener packaging design fulfills the needs of a business having to connect with it’s targeted consumers without sacrificing our environment.

Tailing along with the eco-friendly movement and viable advice listed above we’ve provided you with 30 creative and stunning eco-friendly packaging concepts.

This design showcases flexibility and efficiency all while being eco-friendly.

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This packaging is more of a vintage mixed with retro style design.

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This is one of those undeniably environmentally cooperative designs, it also shows great use of typography.

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This packaging concept for Iams dog food heavily relies on a more natural look and feel.

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Finding a clean and neat envelope design is unique in its own. However, finding one that is easy on the eyes and is friendly to the environment is extremely rare.

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The pattern on this design is lacquer transferred to green paper. They come in a package of four so placed back-to-back all the little pyramids would nest together to make a larger pyramid.

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This garbage bag packaging is simple, creative, yet effective.

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The use of grey board is interesting, it seems like an invitation to try pencils, a way to say: this is the first support for your imagination.

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The packaging is equally impressive. A rugged military ration feel that brings to mind WWII ephemera and old typewritten forms, permeates Askinosie’s collection.

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Not only are the bulbs eco-friendly, but the packaging that they’re enclosed in is too. That’s creativity.

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An incredible design featuring a nifty illustration of what’s packaged inside.

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This an amazing design with unique characteristics. The top of the cups aren’t made from your usual plastic called PVC, it contains a bio-degradable material that resembles plastic.

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This packaging was intended to encase beauty within a simple design.

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This design is simple and creative. The designer knew how to balance the right colors to create an eye-catching design.

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The 360 Paper Bottle is the first of its kind in the world, and a true environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of plastic water bottles.

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About 90% of the Boxed Water container is made from a renewable resource, trees, that when harvested in a responsible, managed and ethical way serve as an amazing renewable resource.

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lite2go is an innovative lamp that eliminates packaging. When the lamp is assembled, the packaging itself becomes the shade for the light bulb and fixture contained within.

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Tous H20 is the latest fragrance launched by Perfumes Y Diseño. Tous H20 is being billed as “eco-chic”, the glass is made from 25% recycled material and is 100% recyclable.

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The packaging has a minimal quality to it that alone provides it a creative advantage – you want to look at the packaging, touch it and find out what is in it.

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The agency behind this design wanted to create a natural feel to reflect the naturally sourced ingredients. They also tried to make the packaging as recyclable as possible.

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The unique, boxed design holds almost twice the amount of wine that a bottle holds, isn’t susceptible to cork taint and keeps wine fresh for several weeks after opening.

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This unique hanger eliminates the need for plastic to be used and produced at mass quantities. It’s as eco-friendly as possible and features a sleek design.

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Great typography and a clean design. The packaging also shows you the percentage of the amount that is recyclable towards the bottom right.

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This is one of the simplest and cleanest designs that offer new and innovative ways to close the package.

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A geometrical design that offers an effective but complex packaging.

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This design uses every inch of white space possible on the packaging. This saves money all while being creative.

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These bags have entertaining facts on the back that catch the attention of the consumer.

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Vintage styled design featuring simple illustration that doesn’t fail to get the message across.

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This design is easy to handle, sleek and smooth.

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Colorful designs are often best depending on your product. This products packaging has a little bit of everything. It showcases clear-cut typography, simple illustrations, & a smooth texture.

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