Creative Recycling is Turning Pollution into Product

November 24, 2015

Are you ready for a bold statement? Pollution is bad. We said it. Sadly, it is also a part of our world, and that isn’t changing anytime soon. What is changing, however, is that innovative people are thinking of amazing new ways we can to deal with this challenge.

Take, for instance, Anirudh Sharma, a researcher at MIT. Anirudh got his big brain turning and created a low-tech way of turning particle soot into printer ink. Watch (and enjoy the music that sounds like an old-school Nintendo game) below:

Not too shabby! We love seeing something “negative” being turned into something useful again.

There are primarily two types of waste when it comes to packaging: pre-consumer and post-consumer. Sustainable package designers are seeking to reduce the amount of stuff that ends up in landfills by addressing both sides. That means reducing the amount of materials that go into a product’s package and then making what is used out of recyclable materials.

Overall, consumer demand is putting pressure on companies to deliver eco-friendly package designs: see the battle Kraft Foods is having with non-recyclable elements in their Capri Sun products.

At Ernest Packaging Solutions, we’re on the forefront of designing packages that reduce production waste and are easy for consumers to recycle or reuse. It’s what we believe in and what is connecting with consumers. Learn more about sustainable packaging solutions from Ernest Packaging and contact us with your challenge.