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March 16, 2015 Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.
Fruit by Nike is a piece by designer Peddy Mergui in his exhibit "Wheat is Wheat is Wheat," next on display in May at Expo Milano 2015.
Courtesy of Peddy Mergui
February 9, 2015 A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.
K-Cups: Quick, convenient ... and nonrecyclable.
January 28, 2015 The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
A strawberry vanilla WikiPearl made with Stonyfield frozen yogurt.
Stonyfield and WikiPearl, Inc.
September 16, 2014 To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
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Food companies spend a lot of time and resources coming up with the perfect plastic packaging to keep their products fresh.
July 24, 2014 So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
December 15, 2012 Empty, forgotten, forlorn — the curbside recycling bin can seem like a sort of existential low point for all those soda bottles, tin cans, egg cartons and other containers whose contents we consume. But then – voila! Sorted for recycling, they become a thing of beauty.
September 3, 2012 Boxed wine suffers a reputation for being cheap and generally lousy. Plus, a box can't really compete visually with a sleek glass bottle. So a Swedish company has reshaped the box into a purse, for easy transport and improved lines.
August 9, 2012 The canned beer revolution is well under way, led by craft breweries that have adopted a cans-are-better philosophy and are winning over beer snobs nationwide. Now, cans are coming to even the tiniest microbreweries, thanks to mobile canning services.
FDA makes it official, banning the chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups.
July 17, 2012 Years after chemical companies stop using BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announces a ban. But consumer groups say FDA should do more and ban BPA from all food containers.
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