REIMAGINING

PACKAGING &

SUSTAINABILITY

In Partnership With

We are what we eat and drink. Our world is becoming what we throw away. The convenience afforded to us by e-commerce, globalization and plastics is destroying the planet and consumers are wising up to choosing brands based on their commitment to sustainability.

 

91% of potentially recyclable plastic in the U.S. ends up in landfills. Worse, it takes thousands of years to disintegrate and never really goes away. By 2050, the volume of accumulated plastics in the oceans will be greater than that of fish.

 

Production of one cardboard box (usually used only once) causes more than 260g of CO2 emissions, not including additional sticker tape, labelling or filling material.

 

More than 80% of consumers say they feel it is “important or extremely important” that companies design their products to be more environmentally friendly.

 

What if we shipped our e-commerce items with reusable materials? What if plastic bottles were biodegradable and compostable? As usual, startups are leading the way in creating new products and opportunities to seize this consumer white-space and help save the planet.

The Future of Work, with Russ Perry of Design Pickle

For the majority of the U.S. workforce, the past three months have been a complete paradigm shift in what’s considered “business as usual.” Millions of us are, for the first time in our careers, working entirely remotely, and brands across the country are scrambling to establish a “new normal.” But what if your entire workforce was remote to begin with? Marketing Futures spoke with Russ Perry, the founder of Design Pickle, a member of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies in 2019, about what it’s like to manage a staff of more than 400, of which only a small handful live and work in the company’s headquarter city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Russ discussed what the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis were like for Design Pickle, and shared advice for leaders looking to maintain creativity and camaraderie from afar.

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Get Up Stand Up: Brand Response to Black Lives Matter

Brands share a unique voice that consumers pay close attention to, and marketers can choose to amplify or mute that voice. Brand responses to the COVID-19 crisis have run the gamut from sensitive to tone-deaf, and consumer perception of those brands can change as a result of their responses. As the United States struggles with racial and policing issues, what can brands do to show they are fully allied to current causes, and not just toeing the line, or worse, throwing fuel on the fire?

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REIMAGINING

PACKAGING &

SUSTAINABILITY

In Partnership With

We are what we eat and drink. Our world is becoming what we throw away. The convenience afforded to us by e-commerce, globalization and plastics is destroying the planet and consumers are wising up to choosing brands based on their commitment to sustainability.

 

91% of potentially recyclable plastic in the U.S. ends up in landfills. Worse, it takes thousands of years to disintegrate and never really goes away. By 2050, the volume of accumulated plastics in the oceans will be greater than that of fish.

 

Production of one cardboard box (usually used only once) causes more than 260g of CO2 emissions, not including additional sticker tape, labelling or filling material.

 

More than 80% of consumers say they feel it is “important or extremely important” that companies design their products to be more environmentally friendly.

 

What if we shipped our e-commerce items with reusable materials? What if plastic bottles were biodegradable and compostable? As usual, startups are leading the way in creating new products and opportunities to seize this consumer white-space and help save the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVE
100% BIODEGRADABLE

 

Cove is the first bottle of water made entirely of biodegradable material. Plastic takes thousands of years to disintegrate, but it will never really go away. Cove’s packaging is more like a flower or an orange peel than plastic. Their bottles are made of PHA, a material that will break down into CO2, water and organic waste over time. This breakdown will occur whether in compost, a landfill or even in the ocean. 100% biodegradable, 100% water.

 

 

 

LIVINGPACKETS
INFINITELY RECYCLABLE

 

LivingPackets offers smart, secure and environmentally friendly e-commerce packaging with THE BOX. THE BOX combines all logistics and payment into one reusable product, which can help eliminate 100 billion cartons each year, saving 700 million trees, all while delivering a great e-commerce experience. LivingPackets’ take—“Reusing is more clever than recycling.”

 

 

NOTPLA
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR PACKAGING AND EAT IT TOO

 

Both edible and biodegradable, Notpla’s flexible packaging is made out of a revolutionary material combining seaweed and plant matter, making it ideal for on-the-go consumption that doesn’t hurt the environment. With their team of designers, chemists and engineers, Notpla is changing the face of packaging and making brown seaweed the star of the show.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

 

COVE
100% BIODEGRADABLE

 

Cove is the first bottle of water made entirely of biodegradable material. Plastic takes thousands of years to disintegrate, but it will never really go away. Cove’s packaging is more like a flower or an orange peel than plastic. Their bottles are made of PHA, a material that will break down into CO2, water and organic waste over time. This breakdown will occur whether in compost, a landfill or even in the ocean. 100% biodegradable, 100% water.

 

LIVINGPACKETS
INFINITELY RECYCLABLE

 

LivingPackets offers smart, secure and environmentally friendly e-commerce packaging with THE BOX. THE BOX combines all logistics and payment into one reusable product, which can help eliminate 100 billion cartons each year, saving 700 million trees, all while delivering a great e-commerce experience. LivingPackets’ take—“Reusing is more clever than recycling.”

 

NOTPLA
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR PACKAGING AND EAT IT TOO

 

Both edible and biodegradable, Notpla’s flexible packaging is made out of a revolutionary material combining seaweed and plant matter, making it ideal for on-the-go consumption that doesn’t hurt the environment. With their team of designers, chemists and engineers, Notpla is changing the face of packaging and making brown seaweed the star of the show.

About VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps futurize established companies by tapping into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups. Their innovation programs solve specific business challenges, uncovering first-to-market opportunities and delivering tangible results. From Corporate Accelerators to Innovation-as-a-Service to Strategic Projects, VentureFuel leverages our global network of top investors, scouts, founders and academics to deliver what’s next, now.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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