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Winners of the 2021 Japan Packaging Design Awards

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  1. [4]
    Deimos
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    I linked to the official page, which is in Japanese, but the photos are the important part anyway. Spoon & Tamago has a post here in English that has some info about the awards and a few of the...

    I linked to the official page, which is in Japanese, but the photos are the important part anyway.

    Spoon & Tamago has a post here in English that has some info about the awards and a few of the winning products: The 2021 Japan Packaging Design Awards

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      jcdl
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      Brutal. Not sure if the Japanese page says anything, but the translation says nothing about sustainable packaging. Cmd+F "recy", nope. Cmd+F "reuse", nope. Cmd+F "sustain", nope. One would think...

      Brutal. Not sure if the Japanese page says anything, but the translation says nothing about sustainable packaging. Cmd+F "recy", nope. Cmd+F "reuse", nope. Cmd+F "sustain", nope. One would think that would be part of the focus of such a thing. I will say that many of the products shown here use some sort of paper packaging, which is obviously better than plastic.

      Here's a free modern art idea: what all of these winners look like in a landfill.

      3 votes
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        Deimos
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        Japan is kind of notorious for the amount of single-use packaging it uses. This was a good article about it from the beginning of the year, where a journalist kept track of how much plastic he...

        Japan is kind of notorious for the amount of single-use packaging it uses. This was a good article about it from the beginning of the year, where a journalist kept track of how much plastic he accumulated in a week, and then tried to go a week without getting any: Throwaway society: Rejecting a life consumed by plastic

        It mentions that Japan is second only to the US in terms of per-capita plastic waste produced, and that they burn most of it to produce heat and electricity ("thermal recycling").

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        1. Thra11
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          That's depressingly accurate, and not limited to Japan

          ‘You can do a lot of things in your daily lives but if the government or the business world doesn’t change, when you go to the supermarket you won’t have any choice but to buy what’s there.”
          Hiroaki Odachi, project leader of Greenpeace Japan’s plastic campaign

          That's depressingly accurate, and not limited to Japan