Friday, October 17, 2014

Week in Review 42/2014

What did I see?
I always annoy my boyfriend with my "inner Hippy" when I choose the more expensive, but also more eco or animal friendly product. So imagine my squeal of joy when I found out someone is working on fully recycle-able wrapping materials for consumer goods!

An end to plastic packaging poisoning us and all the life that feeds off the ocean is very very possible.
Independent packaging project for perishable goods:
Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.

Smoothie package
Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

Rice Package
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

Oil package
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.

What did I listen to?

What did I ask myself?
Maybe I should try to learn to knit (yet again)?

What did I read?
Famous women of world history. A bit geeky, but a free German ebook.

What did I work on?
A skirt and a jacket.

I was happy about...
Finishing at least the skirt.

I was annoyed about...
Last minute sewing again!

I bought...


Eva said...

Das klingt ja vielversprechend! Bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass solche Ideen bald serienreif werden.

Laura Morrigan said...

Wow, the packaging sounds fascinating!