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Designing for Re-use : the Life of Consumer Packaging
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Designing for Re-use : the Life of Consumer Packaging
by Fisher, Tom

by Shipton, Janet

Packaging is ephemeral - its purpose is to be 'wasted' once we've removed the product it contains. Whilst we are encouraged to 'reduce, re-use and recycle', Designing for Re-Use proposes that domestic re-use is the 'Cinderella' of this trinity, because it is under researched and little understood. The re-use of packaging could have a significant effect on the quantity of material that enters the waste stream and the energy and consequently carbon that is expended in its production - every re-used item is another item not purchased. The authors demonstrate that we do re-use - but usually despite, rather than because of, the actions of government and designers. The book shows that by understanding the ways in which actions of this sort fit with everyday life, opportunities may be identified to enhance the potential for re-use through packaging design.

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Publication date: 09 Dec 2009

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781844074884

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:590

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