The disappearing package concept
By Canadian Packaging StaffSustainability disappearing packaging smart planet
New concept retains the protective qualities of packaging, but removes its impact on landfills.
With people concerned about the effect packaging is having on the environment, one designer has created what he calls the “The Disappearing Package”, in which package is a component of the product, and gets used up as the product gets used.
Check out this article at www.smartplanet.com written by Tuan C. Nguyen, who examines how simple product and package redesigns can make for a minimal waste package or go the next step and eliminate package waste completely.
In the photo above, the designer has utilized a water-soluble plastic that easily dissolves in water, leaving the product and now packaging waste. While Nivea is noted in the image, this is still just a concept created by the designer, and is not an actual Nivea package.