Transformative designs are bringing cost-saving, sustainable solutions to the world of packaging.
Of all the waste that we create each year in the developed world, approximately a third of it comes from packaging accord to the Environmental Protection Agency.
While that may be a disturbing thought, it also a motivational push for many designers, who are creating new versatile packaging that can live beyond its initial purpose.
Transforma, a concept by Brooklyn-based Turkish industrial design student Asli Ozcivelek, seeks to reduce packaging waste by being both packaging and a hanger.
Made out of recycled molded paper pulp, Ozcivelek’s choice of recycled material was ‘in order to provide for durable packaging and hanger, while being sustainable and affordable,’ explains the designer.