Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine creates aesthetic containers that naturally breaks down to decrease waste.

As our natural resources become scarce, it’s more important than ever that companies and consumers alike strive for green and sustainable alternatives. While we’re still working on comprehensive ways to lower our carbon footprint, Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine has given us a glimpse of what biodegradable food items might soon look like.

In a 2012 project entitled “This Too Shall Pass” these designers created natural packaging that would ensure quick decomposition, unlike the many papers and plastics we use to contain our food products. While these prototype container could not replace every type of packaging, they do provide smart alternatives. The different designs were inspired by the natural package of fruits and vegetables.

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