YouSea (Nederlands)

Reduce plastic consumption and water displacement in cleaning products

Project — Sustainable brand, eco packaging

Sector — Cleaning

What to solve

Reduce plastic consumption and water displacement in cleaning products with environmentally friendly products.

How we solved

Design of brand identity and packaging for a line of eco-friendly cleaning products.

Related UN Sustainable Goals

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The importance of eco packaging: every year, 369 million tonnes of plastic are produced

Designed to be a long-lasting material, plastic does not dissolve in water but fragments into smaller pieces contributing to microplastics that are impossible to recover.

Every year, 369 million tonnes of plastic are produced, which is 53 kg for every inhabitant of the planet. The advancement of this system will lead to more plastics than fish in our oceans by 2050.

From the mission to clean up the oceans comes YouSea, a Dutch company that produces concentrated tabs for room cleaning for a lower environmental impact. The cost of transporting the concentrated tabs is considerably better because it prevents the movement of numerous detergent bottles. The result is a product that lasts longer, and is innovative and eco-friendly.

Yousea logo

A brand identity designed to reduce environmental impact

Four relevant aspects were identified for the brand:

  1. solubility of the product;
  2. ecological footprint;
  3. value of the connection between human being and the ocean;
  4. preservation of the ocean itself.

All aspects of sustainability were taken into account in the design, including the three Rs of sustainability: removed/reduce, reuse and recycle.

In the logo, a reduction of the field was carried out in order to reduce the use of ink during printing. Again with a view to reducing the environmental impact, it was decided to opt for spot colour.

Yousea brand
Yousea logo white
Yousea logo blue

Eco packaging with certified materials and 100% recyclable

The packaging is designed to be 100% sustainable. The base material used is FSC-certified recycled cardboard that can be entirely recycled.

Alongside the cardboard packaging, the team concentrated on gadgets: ceramic dispensers and sprays made of aluminium, an easily recyclable material.

Yousea colors
Yousea packaging outside
Yousea packaging inside
Yousea product
Yousea gadgets
Logo henry and co