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Is there a one-word synonym for the bulky description of a product that is "packaged using reduced packaging"? So that one could use the synonym in a sentence like, "This product is xxxx"? I used "reduced packaged" but I am not sure if that's correct.

  • sustainable packaging en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_packaging – NVZ Jun 29 '16 at 23:19
  • Sustainable packaging and resource friendly packaging is a very general, "umbrella" term that covers all type of packaging including biodegradable, recyclable, made of recycled materials, reduced-packaged products. – Olga Jun 29 '16 at 23:26
  • Then please expand your question to be more specific. :) – NVZ Jun 29 '16 at 23:26
  • What does "reduced packaging" mean? It sounds as if it means there is less packaging than usual - but that's not consistent with something being made of reduced packaging. Or do you mean it's made of recycled packaging? – TrevorD Jun 29 '16 at 23:42
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    "Broken champagne glasses, now with less packaging!" – candied_orange Jun 30 '16 at 1:06
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"This product is sustainably packaged"

Sustainable PackagingWikipedia

Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability.

This involves increased use of life cycle inventory (LCI) and life cycle assessment (LCA) to help guide the use of packaging which reduces the environmental impact and ecological footprint.

It includes a look at the whole of the supply chain: from basic function, to marketing, and then through to end of life (LCA) and rebirth. Additionally, an eco-cost to value ratio can be useful

The goals are to improve the long term viability and quality of life for humans and the longevity of natural ecosystems. 

  • Sustainable packaging and resource friendly packaging is a very general, "umbrella" term that covers all type of packaging including biodegradable, recyclable, made of recycled materials, reduced-packaged products. I was looking for something that is specifically reduced, so a person has no doubts about its meaning. – Olga Jun 29 '16 at 23:27
  • @Olga then how about minimally packaged? Googling that will give you many examples. – NVZ Jun 29 '16 at 23:29
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    @Olga Worth checking out: thedieline.com/blog/2015/1/13/… – NVZ Jun 29 '16 at 23:34
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    @Olga Saying "this product is reduced-packaged" sounds odd. Use packaged minimally instead. I think you should search about "minimalistic packaging" – NVZ Jun 29 '16 at 23:35
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    @NVZ and Olga You would refer to the product as, "This product "has" minimal packaging." You might also say that, "The product comes with minimal packaging." – Stan Jun 30 '16 at 0:05
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Posting another answer, based on discussion in comments.

If minimum amount of material is used for its packaging,
"product has minimal packaging",
"product is minimally packaged"

MinimumM-W

noun the lowest number or amount that is possible or allowed

Or, if it follows the currently trending design philosophy called "minimalism",
"product has minimalist packaging",
"product is minimalistically packaged"

MinimalismM-W

noun a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity

Read more on Wikipedia. (emphasis mine)

The concept of minimalist architecture is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. The idea is not completely without ornamentation, but that all parts, details and joinery are considered as reduced to a stage where no one can remove anything further to improve the design.

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