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Nowadays QR codes are widely used and have become a typical marketing tool. But beyond the promotional purposes, this idea actually has a sustainable core. It adds a new function to something basic like food and thereby fits into the spirit of our time. What other inventions are imaginable for brands? Edible envelopes? Or chewing gum, which enables contactless payment?
Barcoo is a mobile app which allows consumers to get additional information about a company’s social responsibility activities or the fat, salt or sugar content of their products by simply scanning the barcode with their mobile whilst shopping. Consumers get the information presented by the signal colours: green, yellow and red.
German designer Jania Maidl has devised some very innovative tea packaging. The label of the teabag has an absorbent strip that shows the growing intensity of the tea as it brews.