packaging

Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities

Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services in U.S. cities. In a statement, the e-commerce behemo

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

Alongside co-founder and longtime partner Stephan Ango, Jesse Genet has built a business with Lumi that's already been profitable, and has just raised $9 million in venture funding to boost its growth

"Universal Packaging System" concept misses the point

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ups2.jpg" />In theory Patrick Sung's new design concept sounds good. A sheet of cardboard, perforated in such a way to make it easy to w

Amazon's convenient packaging hates hard drives

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/crusheddrive.jpg" />I like Amazon's "frustration free" packaging. When I ordered my copy of Command & Conquer 4, it came in that easy

New packaging concept helps lazy shoppers find fresh produce

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/fresh-barcode-cabbage.jpg" />Don't you hate standing in the supermarket, with all those <em>people</em> standing around you, peering in y

Why software costs so much: It's the packaging!

Here’s a fairly egregious example of wasteful packaging sent by Quantum to a buddy of mine. The boxes they are unpacking contain Quantum’s licensing agreements, two single sheets of paper

Great moments in product packaging

I received this disk sample last year and I reused the sleeve to store some Windows disks. What I didn’t notice until this morning was the excellent spelling job on the front of the sleeve. They

Open It now!

If you’ve been following BFF, which I know you have, then you know how aggravating it is to try and open those obnoxious blister packs. With the gift giving season in full force what better gadg

Xbox 360 Won't Lower In Price

Word on the interwebs is that Microsoft won’t be changing its pricing for the Xbox 360 anytime soon. Despite lower manufacturing costs due to the 65nm CPUs used in the console, Microsoft is expe