How packaging can balance being green and making green
The plastic drinking straw has become a symbol of society’s growing concern over packaging convenience at the expense of our planet’s health. Already, four in 10 consumers report they have started using fewer plastic straws due to recent attention on the issue, according to a recent Ipsos/Buzzfeed poll. Nearly half of those polled support local governments banning their use.
Where to innovate
Your competition just released a new product. It was starting to get buzz on social media and then a celebrity plugged it unprompted on Instagram and the mentions lit up. Is this the Next Big Thing, or is it the next Not a Thing Anymore? Will this have sustained scale? To put it another way, will this product “tip” from niche to mainstream and should you be developing an equivalent?
Cooking? It’s about more than convenience
The home-cooked dinner remains the quintessential symbol for family bonding. As most dinners require some preparation, new options like app-based grocery delivery and meal kits are vying to simplify the task for time-strapped and budget-conscious home cooks.