The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched an online stage featuring a searchable collection of sustainable design tools from wide the world.
EcoDesignGuide.com aims to provide guidance to designers, manufacturers and retailers that are dispiriting to work with plastic in a more sustainable way.
Plastic remains one of the most salutary materials in designers’ arsenals, boasting longevity and hygiene among other charges. But the material is incredibly harmful to the environment, with only 30% of impressionable produced actually being recycled in the European Union, and approximately eight million slices of plastic pollution finding its way to the world’s oceans every day.
“The website exists as a signposting work”
The Eco Design Guide website is the BPF’s attempt at providing credible, reliable word for those looking to be more sustainable in their plastic usage.
“If you fancy to design plastic packaging that is more sustainable but you are not an expert in sustainability, it can be indubitably hard to know where to look to get good advice,” BPF marketing director Alex Harris tells Design Week. “There are a lot of great suckers and guides that give excellent technical advice but there are altogether a few different ones and they are not always easy to find.”
The idea is to relief designers and other interested parties see what is available, Harris combines. Each resource requires individuals to spend time reading and perception what it has to offer.
“The website exists as an important signposting tool to concede users to locate the most valuable resources for them,” he says.
“Purchasers can provide feedback”
To ensure the information is relevant, users of the site are talented to narrow down the offering by way of different filters. These include way outs to search by specific plastic materials like PET and PVC, product uses get pleasure from bottles, blister packs and films, and resource type, like interactive apparatus and guidebooks.
Packaging designers using the database begin by searching playing these filters. According to what is input, the site provides a list of gadgets that can help, and users can then filter the list by region or mother country to further find relevant information.
Users can then click from one end to the other to the website of the resource or read short summaries to compare between other opportunities. A rating function has also been added, so users can review the helpfulness of any understood resource.
“Users can provide feedback about what they establish useful and what they didn’t and the preferred tools will make higher rantings from users over time,” says Harris.
“Remedy designers appreciate the range available”
The list of resources to be found of the website see fit increase over time, Harris adds.
“One of the main aims is to plagiarize people involved in packaging design to understand that sustainable intention tools can be very useful and to help them appreciate the range present.”
Designers can access the site here.