Throwback Thursday: Dorm Room Organization Tips from Packaging Experts

August 25, 2016
disoder in the room

Move-in day on college campuses welcomes a flurry of activity and emotions. With a kiss and wave, it’s newfound independence for dorm room dwellers. For this Throwback Thursday, we look to tips to keep that new dorm room organized so that students can exert their independent will in their studies instead of free expression of slop.

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Iconic Back to School Packaging

August 23, 2016

As kids across the country head back to school, parents start thinking about all the things they must buy to prepare their children for another year. Some things have changed over the years (like computers in every backpack and BPA-free designer lunchboxes), but many things remain the same. So we’re taking you, our Buzz readers,

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Making the Games Happen Is a Logistical Miracle

August 18, 2016

Even as the games near the close, the world’s eyes continue to be set on Rio as the drama unfolds. But most of the drama, at least from a packaging and logistic standpoint, has already been seen. As we Buzzed about before, getting ready for the Olympics is a challenge. You have athletes, fans and

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Edible Beer Packaging to Make a Splash in the Market

August 16, 2016

We have known that the plastic rings that hold together six packs of drinks can be harmful to marine life for a while now. Some fish think they are food while other fish, along with birds and turtles, can get stuck in the rings. Ideally, consumers will recycle the plastic rings or, at the very

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Throwback Thursday | The Logistics of the Sochi Games

August 11, 2016
Flags of participating countries

The games are in full swing in Brazil. From shipping gear to transporting production equipment, it’s quite the show. For this Throwback Thursday, we look to the logistics of the Sochi Winter Games. With just a day until the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, things are no doubt moving at a

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Falling in Love with Zappos #ImNotaBox Box

August 9, 2016

Zappos has made a name for itself in the online retail space by doing things differently, even before different was the norm. They are customer focused to an extreme. That dedication plays out in many ways that go beyond a traditional retail focus (namely, in customer service and returns and, now, packaging.) The company’s latest

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Enjoy a Cardboard House on a Paper Budget?

August 4, 2016

You know what they say about people in glass houses and throwing stones, right? If not, spoiler alert: it’s bad. But what if you’re the kind of person who is prone to throw a stone from time to time no matter what sort of house you’re living in? Glass construction is out the window (pun!),

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Ernest and Fender Take to the Air on CBS Radio

August 2, 2016
Header Ernest Osgood

Charles Osgood has captivated listeners with his anecdotes (and unparalleled radio voice) on The Osgood File since 1971. The show covers all that is interesting, from national news to human interest stories. In addition, he is a host on the Emmy-winning CBS News “Sunday Morning” television program. This work has put him in the National

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KFC’s Watt-A-Box: Innovative or Absurd?

July 28, 2016

How many times have you found yourself with a fierce craving for deep-fried chicken, but alas, you have no time because you need to go home and recharge your phone? Probably never. So what is KFC trying to do with its new Watt-A-Box package that serves one of its value meals in a box equipped

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Exercising Your Imagination Muscles with Barbie

July 26, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen of the Buzz Blog, today we are talking about toys. Not toy packaging—though we could and have! Specifically, we are here to talk about Barbie. Now before you think that this doesn’t apply to your packaging needs, give us a moment. Because with Barbie and packaging alike, it’s all about seeing the

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