Spotlight on NW Creative: Nike Makes A Better Box

Nike is interested in helping to create a Better World. For instance, to help reduce packaging waste, Nike took a fresh look at their shoebox.
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According to, corrugated cardboard is Nike’s single-largest material purchase. The shoebox and its shipping carton account for half of Nike packaging.
So they reengineered the shoe box, which now uses 30 percent less material than a 1995 vintage box, the company’s first 100-percent recycled-content box. The new shoe boxes, now in use, will save the equivalent of 200,000 trees annually.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.