London – Design studio PriestmanGoode rethinks unsustainable takeaway culture with a range of circular bento-style food containers.
The design concept, Zero, has been created in response to the environmental impacts of the takeaway market, which has only accelerated amid lockdown. The design studio collaborated with six partners to create bento-style containers from materials that are either biodegradable or re-usable, including Piñatex and cacao by-products.
The studio also aims to change consumer behaviour by introducing a small additional fee for the re-usable packaging, which would be reimbursed when returned to the delivery service provider. ‘We have been talking to our material partners about anti-microbial additives that could be applied to our selected materials to enhance safety, without having a negative impact on the environment,’ says Maria Kafel-Bentkowska, head of CMF at PriestmanGoode.
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