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Joolz Bird HouseRemember our article on Bin Xu’s chair where the corrugated packaging and chair were one and the same?  (See: Supermarket inspiration creates new life for boxes)  Well, we’ve found a similar and equally clever design.

We welcome the European Commission’s (EC) communication on “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe”, aiming to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources.

The strategy recognises packaging’s significant role in ensuring food safety, enhancing shelf-life, preserving taste, protecting goods, providing information to consumers and providing convenient portion sizes.

How encouraging it was to see during European Paper Week the results of a survey, conducted by CEPI, of 740 European people aged 16 to 26, which show that young people use and value paper. Not only did we see that around 70% prefer the paper versions of newspapers, and that the corresponding number for magazines is 67%, but that for the things which really matter such as love notes and birthday cards the numbers are around 90%.  

Be sure to watch CEPI’s animation showing the key results from the study below.