I received expensive chocolate, beautifully packedâso beautifully packed that I was studying the packagingâs many layers. Box, plastic, paper wrapping, gilded paper, plastic wrap again and another box. Poor Mother Earth, I thoughtâŠafter I would consume all the delicious treats, how much more garbage would she have to carry?
I have been immersed in packaging, product development and design in the past year for they touch my personal advocacy issues: Country Brandingâwe need to create nicer and more beautiful products that can speak on behalf of our country and which tourists and balikbayans can purchase to give away abroad; Sustainable Packagingâwe need to create packaging that is more innovative using biodegradable materials; Sustainable Livelihoodâ we need to help communities by teaching and guiding them how to create products with nicer and newer designs while helping make their small businesses sustainable; Culturally-rooted Design Aestheticsâwe need to come from our traditions and be inspired by our culture when we create, design and develop products; and Offering Customers an Option to purchase products with a social good attached to it. Continue reading