UNDERSTAND SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DESIGN IN PRACTICE
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Ma, Xuezi; Moultrie, James
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0175
Packaging waste is known to be a significant problem for firms and society. Packaging materials constitute 65% of global solid waste. Increasingly, the cost of processing packaging waste is being directed to firms through legislation and stricter regulations. However, the sustainable packaging work in practice remains unclear and the packaging waste is still an issue. To solve this problem, seven interviews were conducted with the sustainable packaging tool users and tool providers. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed. It is clear that there are gaps between tool providers and users.
Keywords: sustainable design, packaging, design tools