This Design Concept Could Tackle World Hunger and Plastic Waste in One

by Theresa Christine Johnson on 07/24/2017 | 3 Minute Read

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Nothing beats fresh herbs when cooking, but too often these plants get packaged in plastic. Edmundas Jankauskas developed a concept that would provide consumers with fresh herbs they could grow themselves, minus the wasteful packaging.

“This is a final project of Visual Communication Design Master's studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts.”

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“By different counts, every year we lose almost 1/3 (which is almost 1.4 billion tonnes) of the food we grow and produce. With this amount of food we could feed one billion people and defeat starvation. At the same time we throw immense amounts of plastics into our environment. These two major problems gave the ground inspiration to create a packaging and a product which would allow consumer to grow their own food and reduce the amount of trash.”

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“LIFI is made of two parts: an active ecological packaging and herb seeds. The package itself is made out of processed fallen tree leaves collected in the forests of Lithuania. The hand made package is filled with seeds and a cover is formed. When user opens and waters the product, packaging starts to dissolve and helps plant to grow. This product is an alternative to the in-store found herbs, which are often plastic packaged. It can be reused many times or just thrown away.”

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Designed by: Edmundas Jankauskas

Supervisor: assoc. prof. Robertas Jucaitis

Country: Lithuania

City: Vilnius

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