• Design Portfolio

Celebrating Canadian design for waste prevention and systems-thinking

This portfolio celebrates Canadian products and packaging that take the entire lifecycle into account during design, and are moving towards a circular economy by minimizing waste. From fashion to furniture, businesses are finding cost-savings, reduced environmental impacts, and increased consumer appeal by designing differently.

 

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Live for Tomorrowhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Live for TomorrowLive for Tomorrow<div class="ExternalClassAAB9552D93F6495996AC1D3E227F6D0C"><p>Reduce, reuse, recycle – Live for Tomorrow hits them all with their highly concentrated natural and biodegradable laundry detergent that comes in a refillable bottle that you can recycle after use. With 4 pumps per load, this little bottle gives you 50 loads of eco-friendly performance. Replacement pumps are available to sustain the life of the packaging.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/LiveforTomorrow.jpg, Portfolio ImageDurable Bulk Detergent Bottles
Mountain Skyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Mountain SkyMountain Sky<div class="ExternalClassA10C4CEF8E76458D8CF546AF3D92CB8D"><p>Crafting using simple natural ingredients, Mountain Sky produces a biodegradable, river friendly soap packaged in a recyclable box. By creating a destiny for their soap ends and sticking to reused packaging materials, Mountain Sky minimizes the waste footprint of these long lasting bars.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/MountainSky.jpg, Portfolio ImageNatural Bar Soaps
Nature’s Pathhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Natures PathNature’s Path<div class="ExternalClass3F3D62B72E4845349B47B767CD4FE39B"><p>Careful paperboard design, space and weight optimization helped Nature’s Path reduce their paperboard consumption for their granola by 10% over a single year in 2011. Nature’s Path prioritizes recyclable materials in their packaging.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/NaturesPath.jpg, Portfolio ImageOptimized Granola Packaging
Steelcasehttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/SteelcaseSteelcase<div class="ExternalClass92281D5BD36D4BB2934CBDACABF74A6B"><p>By sourcing simple recycled materials, crafting a light, 15kg product (including packaging!), shipping in reusable totes, offering replacement parts, designing for easy disassembly and 99% recyclability by weight, Steelcase plans the entire lifecycle of their high performance New Think chairs.</p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/Steelcase.jpg, Portfolio ImageThink Chair
Boardroom EcoApparelhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Boardroom EcoApparelBoardroom EcoApparel<div class="ExternalClass7790FE1C47A94052BE4DDBD8AA4E3AE7"><p>Hydrate, wear, return. Boardroom EcoApparel takes recycling to heart, using PET water bottles to make their line of 100% recycled polyester apparel. Their verified supply chain doesn’t stop when it gets to you, Boardroom will take your used 100% polyester items right back into their manufacturing stream.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/BoardroomEcoApparel.jpg, Portfolio ImageRecycled PET Apparel
Viva Healthcarehttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Viva HealthcareViva Healthcare<div class="ExternalClass0DBA930EB7A84C15BF1E5986F8001924"><div><p>Viva Healthcare is innovating in the personal care aisle by introducing a polypropylene (plastic #5) tube for your lotions and gels. Cutting waste throughout their production, they're pushing the next generation of healthcare products designed for zero waste.</p></div></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/viva-tube.jpg, Portfolio imageInjection Molded Recyclable Polypropylene Tube
Bokashi Living http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/BokashiBokashi Living <div class="ExternalClassF91300BC957E48DD91DB4BD732B413A2"><p>​The Bokashi composting kit is an at-home composting solution that eliminates odours. The company aims to make home composting of all food waste feasible and fun. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/bokashi-600x600.jpg, Portfolio ImageComposting Kit
Circular Supply Chains Inc.http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Circular Supply ChainsCircular Supply Chains Inc.<div class="ExternalClassB8B88747D22C4FB1A17AF8DED2E278C4"><p>The Cargo Carousel System is innovating the pallet-and-shrink wrap delivery system with a sturdy shipping module that can be used for supply and return product cycles. The company is helping people ship product, not air with condensed and reusable packing systems. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/CSC-600x600.jpg, PictureCargo Carousel Systems
GlassSipperhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/GlassSipperGlassSipper<div class="ExternalClassF21E2E9A52DD4B908E277ED05F6A77A8"><p>​GlassSipper reusable glass straws, available both decorative and plain, are made from 100% borosilicate glass and the company offers a lifetime replacement and repair warranty.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/glasssipper-600x600.jpg, PictureResuable Straws
Greenomics Corp.http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/GreenomicsGreenomics Corp.<div class="ExternalClass3C5D827E5A154D96B37CCE89D0CE8AE0"><p>Greenomics the Game engages teams and families in sustainability as entertainment and team building. The game board and box are made from post-consumer recycled paper and the design eliminates the need for glue. The game pieces are made from recyclable HDPE.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/greenomics-600x600.jpg, ImageGreenomics the Game
Eclipse Awardshttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Eclipse AwardsEclipse Awards<div class="ExternalClassC5CC6F8D1DED4FC59894284CA8231928"><p>Premium, bespoke recognition awards handcrafted from locally salvaged and recycled materials. Eclipse is the world’s first carbon-neutral awards company and operates in a living building in Vancouver, BC</p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/EclipseAwards.jpg, Portfolio ImageGreen Recognition Awards
Sans Souciehttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Sans SoucieSans Soucie<div class="ExternalClass1011512F9F70425AA0A36A6E2A457020"><p>​Sans Soucie shines in the textile industry by exclusively sourcing 'waste' hosiery from manufacturers and transforming them into wearable zero waste garments. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/sanscousie-large.jpg, Portfolio imageReclaimed Nylon Apparel
Abeegohttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/AbeegoAbeego<div class="ExternalClassF15677604B4443178C211EA6875C6E5C"><div>​Abeego uses an old world recipe of all-natural materials to create a reusable replacement for your plastic cling wrap. A combination of hemp, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and beeswax.</div></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/abeego-600x600.jpg, Portfolio imageReusable beeswax wrap
Interface Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/InterfaceInterface Canada<div class="ExternalClassEE60703D10804E76BED90EC7349BFA2C">​Interface is a global company creating modular carpet tiles made using upcycled nylon. Their carpet tiles are easily replaceable and feature an innovative lock system that allows them to be moved between locations.<br><br></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/interface_600x600.jpg, Portfolio imageModular carpet tiles
Our Paper Lifehttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/OurPaperLifeOur Paper Life<div class="ExternalClass4E8A307D964C42BF8FBAAED6968CF57C">​Our Paper Life uses simple, recyclable cardboard to construct high impact displays and furniture. Their products are reusable and fully recyclable throughout Canada. </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/OurPaperLife_600x600.jpg, Portfolio imageCustom Cardboard Furniture and Installations
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmeticshttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Lush Fresh Handmade CosmeticsLush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics<div class="ExternalClass4FB3132C71C644789E4F46B6771A4003"><p>​LUSH cosmetics creates fresh, handmade personal care products from soap to face masks and everything in between. Their clear PET bottles are made from 100% recycled resins with waste prevented throughout the supply chain.<br><br></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/lush-large.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/lush-large.jpgClear PET Bottles
Shaw Industries Incorporatedhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Shaw Industries IncorporatedShaw Industries Incorporated<div class="ExternalClass83CAAAFED99F4B8B8F07B04901F2AB83"><p>​Since 1995, Shaw Industries has provided PVC-free modular carpet tiles which cut down on traditional carpet waste, and save resources by using recycled materials.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/shawecoworx-large.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/shawecoworx-large.jpgEcoWorks® PVC-free Carpet Tile
Club Coffeehttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/Club CoffeeClub Coffee<div class="ExternalClassC0DFA75A79064D56AA06D2F0F3F7B4F1"><p>​High-profile coffee brands are switching to Club Coffee's PurPod100™, the world's first certified 100% compostable pod for the North American single serve market of coffee, tea and other hot beverages. Club Coffee is following up with more innovations to help its many partner brands meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging and zero waste.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpgPurPod100™
Keilhauerhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/KeilhauerKeilhauer<div class="ExternalClass4ED81180F31F4CB99B399B66FC36214D"><p>Leather, felt, and steel make Keilhauer’s Felt lounge collection. The company aims for closed loop manufacturing, with minimal waste manufacturing techniques, adding value to their by-products, and easy instructions for disassembly.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/Keilhauer.jpg, Portfolio ImageFelt Furniture

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