Changing Trends in Packaging Design

There was a time when most of what you bought in shops was wrapped in some paper for the journey home.  Packaging design has become increasingly sophisticated in some cases, but how much waste for landfill is generated from excessive packaging?  How much waste could be saved by re-designing the packaging?

This list of resources contains a selection of acivities and lesson plans which explore reduction in packaging, look at the difference between re-using and recycling, showcase an Eco Bean Cafe project and suggest some ways of including sustainability into your existing scheme of work.

 


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Steve Lyon

Packaging is a good theme for a cross-curricular project between the design & technology and the mathematics department.

I have put together a list called Packaging from the eLibrary containing useful mathematics resources based upon packaging.