We agree that we need to understand a product’s full lifecycle environmental impacts before we consider making any changes. However, this involves mapping and measuring the supply chain itself. This would have been possible over 50 years ago but as supply chains diverge and repeatedly subcontract will this be ever be truly possible? Here are some interesting articles on the difference between sourcing wood 100 years compared to now.
Sourcing Wood for Furniture, Then & Now: The Singer Sewing Machine Company
Watching the salterbaxter infographics on food waste made me wonder what role packaging plays in creating all this waste. For me the infographic demonstrates that we need to redesign the whole systems in order to get rid of waste. But if we were to just look at individual components such as packaging how would they look different to the current traditional designs. I’ve pulled together some latest developments in packaging to get a better understanding of what makes packaging sustainable.