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32 Waste-Eliminating Designs

From Waste-Reducing Bottle Caps to Waste-Free Espresso Pods

— November 26, 2015 — Eco
Waste-reducing product designs communicate to consumers that a brand cares about both the environment and a customer getting a product's full value. In many cases, brands can be observed improving product packaging in order to lessen unnecessary waste, in turn extending the life of a product.

In particular, the design of the "pod" for home brewing systems has recently undergone plenty of redesigning in order to better meet the ethical expectations of consumers. The results are plenty of compostable and recyclable pod designs that lessen one's carbon footprint.

Multi-purpose packaging is also an efficient means of eliminating the waste associated with any given product. From creative alternative uses to food packaging that functions as a serving tool, multi-functional package designs reduce waste and empower consumers to make responsible choices.
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Waste-Free Espresso Pods
Waste-Free Espresso Pods
The Delta Q 'ReThink' Project Focuses on Home-Brewed Waste-Free Coffee
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Easily Recyclable Coffee Capsules
Easily Recyclable Coffee Capsules
These Eco-Friendly Pods are Easy to Separate and Clean
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Plant-Based Coffee Capsules
Plant-Based Coffee Capsules
These Eco-Friendly Pods are Made from Plant Fibers and Starch
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Reusable Delivery Packaging
Reusable Delivery Packaging
The RePack System Encourages Consumers to Return Their Used Envelopes
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Product-Saving Bottle Systems
Product-Saving Bottle Systems
The 'Waste Not Nut' Maximizes Each of Your Bottles Potential
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Plantable Seed Cards
Plantable Seed Cards
This All-Natural Seed Paper Makes a Perfect Eco-Friendly Gift
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Waste-Free Clothing Cleaners
Waste-Free Clothing Cleaners
MyGreenFills Sells Zero Waste Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
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Compostable Candy Wrappers
Compostable Candy Wrappers
Alter Eco's Chocolate Truffles are Packaged in Compostable Foil
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Flat-Pack Sushi Containers
Flat-Pack Sushi Containers
'Sushecō' Recently Developed a More Eco-Friendly Kind of Sushi Tray
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Single-Serve Veggie Packages
Single-Serve Veggie Packages
These Fruit and Veggie Snacks are Made in Potion-Controlled Sizes
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Waste-Reducing Bottle Caps
Waste-Reducing Bottle Caps
Use Every Last Drop of Lotion with the Zero Waste Cap
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Eco Detergent Packaging
Eco Detergent Packaging
This Eco Laundry Packaging Concept Provides a Built-In Scoop
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Multipurpose Oil Packaging
Multipurpose Oil Packaging
This Oil Bottle Packaging Transforms into a Light Fixture
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Reusable Take-Out Containers
Reusable Take-Out Containers
The 'GO Box' is Designed to Replace Single-Use Restaurant Containers
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Plantable Coffee Containers
Plantable Coffee Containers
This Eco-Friendly Plantable Coffee Cup Turns Into Compost As Well
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Eco-Friendly Banana Packaging
Eco-Friendly Banana Packaging
The 'Shiawase Banana' Features a Seamless Sticker Label
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Eco-Friendly Litter Boxes
Eco-Friendly Litter Boxes
The Cat’s Ask Cat Litter Box is Designed to Decrease Unnecessary Waste
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Responsible Kite Packaging
Responsible Kite Packaging
Lily Li's Versatile Design Can be Repurposed as Storage and Supplies
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Sustainable Paint Packaging
Sustainable Paint Packaging
The New Design for Pots of Paint is Great for the Environment
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Biodegradable Book Packaging
Biodegradable Book Packaging
This Reusable Book Packaging Transforms into a Plant Pot
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Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Lagom is Market Concept Based on Using "Just the Right Amount"
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Reusable Milk Bottles
Reusable Milk Bottles
The Straus Family Creamery Sells Dairy Products in Sustainable Containers
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Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals
Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals
Karin Hilgenkamp Designs DSLR Packaging that Doubles as Instructions
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Earth-Friendly Produce Packages
Earth-Friendly Produce Packages
Nature & More Uses Sugar Cane to Create Compostable Packaging
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Coffee Waste Planters
Coffee Waste Planters
This Sustainable Herb Garden Uses the Waste Generated from Coffee Shops
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Edible Take-Out Boxes
Edible Take-Out Boxes
Konstantia Manthou Created this Edible Container for No-Waste Meals to Go
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Waste-Eliminating Bottles
Waste-Eliminating Bottles
This Conditioner and Shampoo Bottle Design is Extremely Economical
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Fresh Picked Produce Labels
Fresh Picked Produce Labels
This Organic Packaging Design Emphasizes the Farm of Origin
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Purse-Like Takeout Bags
Purse-Like Takeout Bags
Gustav Karlsson Reimagines the Take Out Box to Be Chic and Eco-Friendly
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Multipurpose Honey Containers
Multipurpose Honey Containers
This Honey Packaging Design Doubles as a Candle
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Biodegradable Origami Bowls
Biodegradable Origami Bowls
This Food Bowl Design Imagines a Sustainable Way to Eat Ramen
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