Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine has come up with a series of clever, beautifully designed, eco-friendly food packaging.
With over-packaging becoming a significant contributor to the massive amounts of waste in landfills all over the world, the packaging the same short life span as the foods that they contain.
The project titled This Too Shall Pass is the result of experimentation with various unconventional, bio-degradable materials. Tomorrow Machine wanted to see if they could be used in food packaging. And according to its creators, “the package and its content are working in symbiosis”.
A concept created for oil-based foods, this package is made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax no longer protects the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water.
Made of biodegradable beeswax, to open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods like grains and rice.
Gel of the agar-agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. The package will wither at the same rate as its content and to open it you pick the top. It’s made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated like fresh juice, smoothies and cream.
These packaging designs are not only good for the environment, but would also be great to interact with, adding a touch of whimsy to the everyday life. Find out more about this food packaging project on their website.