:: Specific Design Brief
Practical Action 2:
- further information
PRODUCT DESIGN KENYA
What types of packaging are there?
Easy to use site from Packaging Solutions Advice Group
for information on steel (the ‘tin’ can and the aerosol can) and tetrapak (the
How is steel used as a packaging material?
Advisory service for packaging designers from Corus (formerly British Steel)
and then on
How you can use
What is tetrapack?
Website of the Swedish company tetrapak
for information about the history of the pack and its environmental impact
for news article about recycling cartons to make panels to house homeless people.
What about aluminium packaging?
The story of aluminium packaging – how aluminium drinks cans are made and how
they can be recycled. (From the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation)
What happens to the packaging once the product has been used?
Student-friendly site from the US Environment Protection Agency with information
about waste, landfills and recycling options.
What are the environmentally friendly packaging options?
Schools information page from the University of York with information about:
Plastics, waste, landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, biodegradation
and starch-based plastics
How are aluminium cans recycled?
readable website from the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation
facts and figures
What about re-using packaging?
Information and case studies from Unilever about the re-use and recycling of
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