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The This Too Shall Pass Project is Whimsical and Eco-Friendly

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: tomorrowmachine.se and designtaxi
As part of a product packaging series called This Too Shall Pass, a Swedish design firm created olive oil containers that crack open like an egg. Tomorrow Machine's whimsical designs are not only fun and interactive for the consumer, but are also a study in decomposing food packaging.

The packaging was inspired by the way food biodegrades. The designers wanted to emulate this in their designs by giving the containers the same shelf life as the food they contain, creating a symbiotic relationship between food and packaging.

This Too Shall Pass consists of three different environmentally friendly containers for olive oil, rice and a smoothie. While the caramelized sugar olive oil packaging cracks, the beeswax rice packaging peels like an orange and the smoothie box is made of agar agar seaweed gel.