Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / PackH2O Backpack bags Global Green Industrial Design Award
PackH2O Backpack bags Global Green Industrial Design Award
05
Dec '12
Global Green USA honored Greif, Inc. with the Industrial Design Award at its 13th Annual Global Green Sustainable Design Awards event held Dec. 3 in New York City. The award honors the PackH2O water backpack created specifically for the human transport of water in water-distressed regions and disaster zones.

A world leader in the manufacture of industrial packaging, Greif developed the water backpack constructed of industrial-grade polypropylene fabric. PackH2O was also recently named a Popular Science 2012 Best of What's New Award winner in the Green category.

"We are grateful for this recognition from Global Green USA, and privileged to take a place beside the other Award honorees. This recognition is another affirmation that we are addressing the Achilles' heel of water distribution - the transport by a person from source to home," said Scott Griffin, chief sustainability officer for Greif.
 
Griffin continued, "We purposefully designed sustainability into the water backpack and our business model. We minimized the carbon footprint of the water backpack every way we could, including the use of scrap material from our production of flexible industrial packaging, which would otherwise be reprocessed.
 
"We also took out cost as much as possible so we could set a low price that would cover costs and enable distribution to make the water backpack self-supporting. This way, we can continue to make water backpacks without straining our resources, ensuring production until the day they're not needed anymore."
 
The water backpack is also available in kits that are optimally priced to be sewn, distributed and sold by women creating small business networks in developing markets with minimal capital and training.
The intention is for the water backpacks to ultimately create needed local jobs in economically disadvantaged communities.
 
Simple Idea, Intelligent Design
The water backpack is part of the company's work with the Clinton Global Initiative and its commitment to CGI to improve water transport in some of the world's poorest regions.
 
The water backpack features:
- Ergonomic design to take weight off the head and neck and distribute it on the back, leaving hands free
- Light weight – seven times lighter than the typical jerry can used to carry water
20 liter capacity for adults; 5 liter capacity for the children's size
- Construction of flexible industrial grade material for durability and folding for shipment and storage
- Roll-top closure to protect the water during transport and diminish loss to spilling, sloshing and evaporation
- Adjustable soft, broad straps for comfort


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

India’s apparel sector has huge job creation potential

Export-oriented apparel production in India and other South Asian...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

Raymond’s net sales up 5% in FY16 to Rs 5,595 cr

Renowned Indian textile, apparel and fashion brand, Raymond reported...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2016

eBay and Innotrac merge to become Radial

eBay Enterprise and Innotrac have joined forces to become Radial, the ...

Interviews View All

Stuart Harker
Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI)

How do you rate consumer awareness with regards to environmental...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

What benchmarks in design and production need to be met in the manufacture ...

Engineer Sohail Lashari
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI

Should banning import and export of certain textile products be...

Mr G V Aras
A.T.E Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Armed with an M.Text and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management,...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

<b><i>Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the...

Dr. Andreas Schmidt
Department Function and Care, The Hohenstein Institute

Dr. Andreas Schmidt is Director of Department Function and Care, The...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search