Terralina Turns Grocery Bags Into Gift Boxes


Photo credit: Terralina

That old adage about one man's trash being another man's treasure? Truer words couldn't have been spoken about Terralina's new gift packaging. The skincare company—which pooh-poohs parabens, PEG compounds, ethoyxlates, silicones, and artificial fragrance—hooked up with Design & Source to create a green-and-purple gift box made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bags.
Gathered from the streets of Delhi, India, the bags are cleaned, stripped, and pressed to produce vivid colors without additional dyes or inks. The collection of these bags has also resulted jobs for underemployed local women, at least until Delhi's crackdown on plastic bags takes full effect.

For its unique gift packaging, Terralina was awarded CPC Packaging Magazine’s 2009 Editors’ Choice Award in the green category.

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