06 Jul '11, 11pm

How to Infuse Recyclability Into Packaging Design

The smallest packaging choices can sometimes have detrimental effects on recycling, and those choices are often made by people most removed from the end of life of packaging. To give designers a better idea of how mixed materials, labels, dyes and other packaging additions affect composting and recycling, nonprofit GreenBlue has developed a set of design guides. "Part of the problem is that there is no way for packaging designers and recyclers to communicate and talk about packaging that might be great for recycling or might actually be an impediment," said Liz Shoch, project manager for GreenBlue's Closing the Loop project. "There is no collected guidance in one place." The new Design for Recovery Guidelines cover aluminum, steel, glass and paper. They were inspired by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers' Design for Recyclability Guidelines, which cover simi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07/06/how-infuse-recycl...

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