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Monday, July 6, 2009


More than 510,000 tons of milk and juice cartons are generated every year in the United States, but unfortunately, less than .05% get recycled. This unfortunate fact prompted Portland-based industrial designer Schreiber into action. He’s developed functional wallets from the very paper cartons that we so readily discard.

Milkmuny pays local groups seeking to raise funds for the cartons they collect. After giving them a good scrub down, they create multi-pocketed wallets through an intricate folding process. Wallets are priced at $10 a piece, and come with a 45 day warranty. A percentage of sales are donated to various environmental groups. Schreiber explains:

“I wanted to challenge traditional design thinking and create a mass produced product that didn’t expend more energy to create or require more resources to produce but was also aesthetically pleasing and uncompromisingly functional.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:30 am  


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