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HOPESEED / Sustainable Packaging Design


A daily cup of freshly ground coffee seems to have become the signal for urbanites to start the day, and large amounts of coffee grounds are often disposed of as wet waste. Coffee grounds contain key minerals for plant growth, such as nitrogen, calcium and potassium, contain nutrients not found in most soils, and they can help absorb heavy metals that pollute the soil. So we designed HopeSeed, a planting product that wraps plant seeds in coffee powder. We designed two series of vanilla and flower, providing users with a choice of 20 seeds. We take every seed we plant as a message of hope, a message of greenery, from this moment on.


Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing, China

Baowen Zhang,
Beijing Institute of Technology

Zhiyi Wen,
Beijing Institute of Technology

Yushun Liu,
Beijing Institute of Technology