If You read this post, You probably know that Business As Usual is… not that bad. But. Nowadays tomorrow belongs to innovative, smart, creative and sustainable businesses. I fall in love with those companies that think ahead, take into account the current global challenges, and they are running their business, while helping society as a whole.
This time I want to post about totally amazing Swedish design studio based in Stockholm & Paris, specialized in package, product and food concepts. Please, meet them – Tomorrow Machine.
The company deals with issues like this – “Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week?”
So, Tomorrow Machine created some series of food packages where the packaging has the same short life span as the foods they contain. Enjoy!
Sustainable expanding bowl
This self-expanding instant food package combines different aspects of sustainability. It saves space in transportation by being compressed – at the same time as it is made out of a 100% bio based and biodegradable material, invented by Innventia.
When pouring hot water into the package the mechano-active material will react to the heat and transform from a compressed package to a serving bowl. This is the new generation of sustainable package design, using materials that are both smart and environmentally friendly.
The Microgarden kit contains a reusable and renewable sheet of plastic which folds into a self-contained greenhouse.
The Microgarden uses transparent seaweed based agar-agar gel as a growing medium, and it has many benefits. It allows the Microgarden to remain self-contained – which means you will never have to water the microgreens. Their roots absorb moisture from the gel. The clear gel also allows the home-farmer to see and experience the whole growing process, from when the seeds sprout to the roots growth.
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.
Gel of the agar-agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same rate as it’s content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.