Phthalate exposure is a serious health issue. Even at low levels, they can interfere with human hormones. Animal studies
The expansion to London over New York was a hard one, but it ultimately came down to treading waters, per se, in another
A new kind of packaging is seeking to replace harmful styrofoam. Mushroom Packaging, made from mycelium, the root structures of mushrooms, can break down and be composted in your garden. Companies like Dell have already adopted it, and it's rumored that Ikea will be using it in the future as well.
We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.
"Reduced fat" should not make a food more feminine.
As marketable as biodegradable and compostable plastics like PLA are, there's often more to these claims than meets the eye. For example, in most cases biodegradable bioplastics will only break down in a high-temperature industrial composting facility, not your average household compost bin.
Neither my nails nor scissors worked this time, so I called my husband, Mighty Marc, who continues to be a fine example of virile manhood. At 79, he still cuts his own meat and chews with his own teeth. If anyone could do it, he could.
Food & Drink
In the pantheon of nostalgic food products, Capri Sun ranks pretty high up there with Dunkaroos and Lunchables. It's been
To many, Facebook appears to be continuing the path of creative destruction that has already torched so much of the old media landscape. But all might not be lost. None of this ongoing fragmentation negates the value of the original bundle -- unless we let it.
Trade dress involves the overall nonfunctional appearance and design characteristics of items including such elements as shape, color, graphics, and packaging. Great trade dress can make an already good product sizzle. It is that important.
The edible container is not a new concept according to research groups around the world. The pharmaceutical industries have used gelatinous packaging for decades reducing waste and adding consumer convenience and value.
If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.
Each submission has “Two Minute” in the title, which, according to Chipotle, refers to the approximate amount of time it
Food & Drink
Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.
Food & Drink
One look at a creation by Seulbi Kim, a student of industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, and we're smacking our heads thinking, "Why didn't we think of that?"
"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.
Culture & Arts
As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey.
Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.