Sustainability Episodes

May 19, 2021

How To Innovate Sustainable Packaging like AB InBev| EP 47

AB InBev's Global Director of Innovation - Packaging, Keenan Thompson shares the process their Global Innovation Technology team uses for designing packaging. We get deep into the process and take apart what innovation actual...


April 08, 2021

Is Plastic Packaging As Bad As You've Heard? | Ep. 44

The number one rated plastics material expert, Dr. Chris DeArmitt talks about his research on plastic and plastic packaging waste. We discuss how to reduce waste, recycle more packaging, and what questions to ask when conside...


March 22, 2021

What is Seaweed Packaging? It's NOTPLA | Ep.43

NOTPLA is a seaweed based material used for packaging liquids and now is being turned into heatsealable films that are completely biodegradable and edible. The zero plastics movement is growing and NOTPla is helping the packa...


January 07, 2021

Circular Packaging Design | Ep.38

When you hear the term circular packaging design or circular economy, many people confuse it to mean recycling. Even though the recycling logo is a möbius loop, the process is generally linear, not circular. In this episode ...


December 09, 2020

Making Good Packaging Design Decisions w/ Adam Peek | Ep. 35

We've all heard E. Adam Peek host his packaging podcast The People of Packaging, so intros episode we turn the tables and ask him a few questions. Gain a new perspective on the future of packaging, insight into labels and the...

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November 30, 2020

Guide to Sustainable Packaging Suppliers | Ep. 34

Interested in sustainable packaging? Learn how to source materials, designers, and manufacturers with Guacamole Airplane's Packaging Supplier's Guide.

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November 23, 2020

What is How 2 Recycle Labeling & Packaging Design | Ep. 33

What is How to Recycle labeling? We talk to Kelly Cramer, the Lead @, a team that helps packaging designers, brands, and consumers learn how to recycle packaging and share the responsibility of recycling packa...

Sustainability Business Of Packaging

July 20, 2020

Liquid Death: 700 Million Dollar Brand Built on Packaging | Ep 18

We speak to Mike Cessario about the packaging design for Liquid Death and how they've taken social media haters and made them their biggest source of online marketing featuring Liquid Death's packaging design. We discuss ever...

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June 16, 2020

The Polystyrene Packaging Alternative: Wool | Ep. 10

Woolcool is a new packaging material that's been used for thermal insulation for over 13,000 years. Today it's replacing polystyrene foam insulation one box at a time. Learn what woolcool is and how this 100% natural material...


June 03, 2020

F&B Packaging Design for Sustainability | Ep. 8

We speak with Valerie Hawks, Head of Production & Sustainability @ Interact Boulder to understand how production supports design in executing at the highest level. We discuss the importance of getting your hands dirty and lea...


June 01, 2020

Packaging Production & Manufacturing w/ Brandi Parker | Ep. 7

We speak with Brandi Parker, Head of Realization @ Pearlfisher where she manages a team that converts designs and ideas into reality. Her extensive knowledge of packaging design and production allows her to know what question...

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May 20, 2020

What is Sustainable Packaging Design? w/ Tom Szaky | Ep. 5

Everyone talks about sustainable packaging, but what exactly is it? Well, that depends, and our guest Tom Szaky agrees as sustainability depends on many factors. In this episode we discuss what is sustainability, the business...


May 14, 2020

What is Recyclable Packaging? | Ep. 3

Beau Peck Director of Marketing and Zero Waste at The Pro Recycling Group, breaks down the value for packaging designers to understand what happens to your packaging once it's discarded. We talk about the benefits of pre-sor...


May 06, 2020

Sustainable Packaging Design Materials | Ep. 1

In our first episode we discuss the realities of sustainable packaging design and what to consider when considering sustainable materials. Our guest is Nikki Withington, owner of Square 1 Packaging Solutions and NPD based in ...

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