The References from Lynsey

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Vegware

Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, and the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally. An award winning catering disposables are low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste.

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Down to earth project

Down to Earth Project is an award winning not-for-profit education organisation specialising in working with ‘hard to reach’ and ‘disadvantaged’ groups through the outdoors… with personal development at the very centre, we support individuals and groups through practical, hands-on sustainability…

mushroom packaging

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Ecovative design

Ecovative’s core mission is to envision, develop, produce, and market Earth friendly materials, which, unlike conventional synthetics, can have a positive impact on our planet’s ecosystem.

They are committed to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials. Ecovative believe in creating products that enable companies and individuals to achieve their sustainability goals, without having to sacrifice on cost or performance.

In an article from The Guardian

What’s noteworthy about Ecovative is that the company is trying to redesign products, not merely to manufacture them more efficiently. “Our product is not just less bad,” Bayer says. “It’s better.” That said, Ecovative’s environmental claims have yet to be independently verified. The company says it looks forward to producing a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment “in the future”.

Great Ted talk by product designer Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic. Eben Bayer is co-inventor of MycoBond, an organic (really — it’s based on mycelium, a living, growing organism) adhesive that turns agriwaste into a foam-like material for packaging and insulation.

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http://www.ted.com/talks/eben_bayer_are_mushrooms_the_new_plastic?language=en

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Lovely as a tree

Lovely as a Tree aims to enable and inspire graphic designers to make more environmentally friendly choices in their work.

They give you the low down on how your choices of design, paper and print impact upon the environment.

Then list the steps you can take to reduce your design footprint, we take you through the process of choosing a recycled or more sustainably sourced paper, and we show you what to look for when choosing a greener printer.

On they’re website you’ll also find lists of the UK’s most environmentally friendly papers and printers, web links to help make your office green, and case studies to inspire you.

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