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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Corporate, Student Innovators Answer EPA’s Package Design Challenge

Corporate, Student Innovators Answer EPA’s Package Design Challenge

This web page describes the winning entries in the U.S. EPA’s Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge. The contest was cosponsored by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and was part of the EPA’s Resource Conservation Challenge. The winning professional entry was the “Bevelope,” a unique envelope made of 100 percent post-consumer paperboard that expand or contracts to accommodate mailings of various sizes. The winning student entry was a product called “KNF” for “Keep it Nature Friendly.” Made of kenaf, this product includes protective corners that can be placed around a book, and a wrapping paper that goes around the protected book. After use, the wrapping paper can be composted or recycled, and the corners may be joined together and used as a plant pot. The web page also includes a link to more information on the contest.



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