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.
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