Sustainable Design Supplement

Royal College of Art degree show brochures, designed by Happily Ever After, printed by Beacon Press using Cocoon Offset paper from Arjowiggins Graphic

A fine balance

Print has managed to shed its prime polluter mantle, thanks to innovations in paper, inks and processes. Design Week looks in detail at some approaches to making publications more sustainable

1 Puma’s fully recycled and ‘boxless’ shoe pack system, designed by Yves Béhar

Not an option

True sustainability may be some way off, but the business and PR benefits of a genuine ethical stance are real enough. Scott Billings assesses what impact this is having on major brands’ design strategies

Electrical products awaiting sorting at a recycling facility

Toast to the future

Makers of electrical products seem reluctant to say goodbye to the era of planned obsolescence. Gina Lovett investigates why they have been so slow to embrace cradle-to-cradle thinking, and looks at an innovative approach to devising end-of-life strategies

It’s time to act

Sector expert Sophie Thomas outlines current developments in sustainability and the environmental challenges that are driving change, and suggests what the design industry should be doing to meet them

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Beginners’ Guide

How can packaging designers and clients tackle environmental legislation and the economics of waste? We quiz three champions of sustainability for some answers, and ask them for their top tips

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Sustainable Design Supplement

The sustainability debate has grown more sophisticated of late. A sustainable approach should encompass social change as well as the environment and economy, and the debate is now about local wellbeing as much as it is about saving the planet. The global economic crisis might have inadvertently got the ball rolling on social change, as […]

Resources

There’s no shortage of help available for designers and clients keen to up their sustainability game. Here’s Design Week’s guide to information sources, plus a calendar of upcoming Green-related events

Latest articles

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]