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Graduate Student Suggests Five Ways Products Could Be “Packaged” Without Packaging

January 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
For his master’s thesis last semester, a Pratt Institute student presented five ideas that take the package out of product packaging. The ideas are designed to help reduce the huge amount of boxes, bags, containers and inserts – 70 million tons annually – that clog U.S. landfills. Aaron Mickelson suggests, for example, that dissolving detergent pods, currently sold in plastic jugs or bags, could be arranged in a single, perforated sheet, rolled into a cylinder and stacked on store shelves. As consumers used the pods, the product would gradually disappear, with no package to dispose of.
Kyle VanHemert, "5 Clever Product Packages That Dissolve After Use", Fast Co Design, January 30, 2013, © Mansueto Ventures, LLC.
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