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Ben Blydenstein | October 1st, 2014 No Comments

‘The Boxtrolls’, the latest animated 3D movie from LAIKA, the creators of ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman,’ features a bunch of underground creatures who make clothes, gadgets and other gizmos out of cardboard. They’re just like children, give them a cardboard box and magic happens! As we’ve shown on many occasions.

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.