10 ways designers are using cardboard to create sustainable solutions
Cardboard has become a popular material as many designers look for more sustainable way to create products and packaging that don’t use plastic and metal. We have found 10 great ideas that we think are worth sharing.
1. Bubble wrap
We like this idea to create bubble wrap, creating the same protection but as a smaller cost to the environment.
2. Tea packaging
This packaging is made from reused materials and created a stylish place to keep your tea.
3. Clothes hanger
A nice way to make a product’s packaging reusable. This t-shirt packet can be folded into a hanger.
4. Roll out a vegetable patch
A great idea to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. With this kit it looks so easy!
5. CD Case
CD cases which can be joined together to create a set of CDs. Made from recycled and recyclable material with no glue needed.
6. Eco vacuum cleaner
This was designed by a student from Birmingham and we think it’s a great idea to make a product which would usually end up in a landfill recyclable.
These cardboard clocks are beautifully designed by Liqui Studio.
8. iPhone speaker
A foldable pocket-sized amplifier for your phone. This novel idea was created by Los Angeles organisation Eco-made. It’s recycled, compositable, made from FCS-certified cardboard and printed with soy-based inks.
I’ve seen so many different and beautiful ways to create functional furniture from cardboard, like this sheep for a fun way to organise stationary!
Designed by a student at Sheffield University and made from one sheet of cardboard, this bike would be priced at only ! It will also, apparently, be very hardwearing and weatherproof. It would be great to see people riding around on these!