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Why shrink-wrap a cucumber? : the complete guide to environmental packaging

Author: Laurel Miller; Stephen Aldridge
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2012.
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Designed for all those involved in the packaging industry packaging designers, manufacturers and retailers, this book offers a comprehensive illustrated guide to designing environmentally friendly packaging.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Miller; Stephen Aldridge
ISBN: 9781856697576 1856697576
OCLC Number: 785870106
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Packaging and the environment : What is packaging and why do we need it? ; Global warming ; Man as consumer and global warming ; Why has packaging become linked with global warming? ; How retailers, consumers and legislators are beginning to embrace environmental initiatives --
The search for environmental solutions : Reduce ; Reuse ; Recycle ; The search for new materials ; Other environmental solutions ; Energy recovery and incineration ; Landfill --
Designing creative environmentally friendly packaging : Brand recognition and ownership ; The design process ; Consider the effect of shape ; Modify a standard pack shape ; Functionality ; Vintage styling ; Less is more ; Lightweighting ; Use recyclable materials ; Use recycled materials ; Design with reuse in mind ; Good environmental labeling ; Keep up to date ; Case studies : Coca Cola lightweight glass bottle; Help remedies; Ecolean; NoBottle; Sennheiser CX-300 headphones; Boots ready made reading glasses --
Directory of materials --
Directory of packaging formats --
Life cycle analysis --
Recycling and sustainable symbols.
Responsibility: Laurel Miller & Stephen Aldridge.

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