For his masters thesis, current Pratt Institute graduate Aaron Mickelson redesigned mainstream consumer packaging to remove waste. How? By making a package that fully disappears by the time the item is finished. The Disappearing Project presents 5 distinct options in a hope to spark conversation and modify.
Glad Bags: The package is created up of the last bag in the package itself, leaving no further trash when it gets used. All the item info and logo are printed employing standard oil-based inks on the package in case you want a reminder of what you bought.
Tide Pods: Alternatively of its conventional plastic bag packaging, a sheet of laundry pods will be stitched collectively, printed employing soap-soluble ink. The person pod packing for each and every pod is also water-soluble and dissolves in the wash.
OXO Pop Containers: OXO containers have a shiny, logo-ed paper inside the container. Instead of the regular printing approaches, the directions are printed directly onto the container using soap-soluble ink. Then, the label breaks down easily when the customer washes it for the first time.
Nivea Bar Soap: A easy but effective solution—use a septic-secure, water-soluble paper to wrap the soap. The user will take the entire package into the shower with them, leaving the wrapper to dissolve.
Twining Tea Bags: As of now, tea packaging is lined with wax, preventing it from being composted. Mickelson’s solution is to glue together the sachets into a folded up, self-standing brick. While there nevertheless outcomes in some packaging waste (as will most likely constantly be the case with food packaging) but it has been diminished. However, when the solution is gone, so is the packaging—which is the running theme for all of these new options.