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Graphic Design
The graphic design element of packaging offers a lot of opportunites for designers and clients interested in ecodesign.

Consideration can be given to material selection, glues, print materials, inks, printing processes. 

A number of sources exisit for those involved in developing packaging.

Click here for INSPIRATIONal packaging examples and case studies.

 
More information

WRAP (UK) - http://www.wrap.org.uk/retail/the_guide_to_evolving_packaging_design/index.html

Sustainable Packaging Coalition (USA) - http://www.sustainablepackaging.org/

Sustainable Packaging Alliance (Australia) - http://www.sustainablepack.org

Following from the SPA, RMIT have some useful texts - e.g. http://www.cfd.rmit.edu.au/programs/sustainable_products_and_packaging/karli_s_phd_thesis

Lovely as a Tree is a website that is endorsed by the WWF and tells you everything you need to know to be a more environmentally aware graphic designer.   They give you the low down on how your choices of design, paper and print impact upon the environment.  http://www.lovelyasatree.com/

added 14th March 2008