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

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

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


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


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


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

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