Title

Bright Pack

Lead Author Major

Engineering Management

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Abel Fernandez

Faculty Mentor Department

Engineering Management

Abstract/Artist Statement

Modern packaging techniques involve a plethoric use of cubic (parallelepiped) boxes, which utilize an enormous amount of cardboard materials. Massive amounts of cardboard are wasted due to excess material when packaging a product. This is causing harm to the environment. Once packaging materials are disposed, they either end up in landfills, recycle, or are incinerated for waste to energy. The need is to create a more sustainable package, while retaining its functionality. In order to fix this unsustainable problem, our team has come up with a solution by creating a reusable shipping vessel we like to call Bright Pack. Our team focused on targeting closed loop companies, that send contents in boxes to their customers, and the customers need to send some of the contents back. An example is Stitch Fix, a subscription service that hires stylists to pick out clothes for women and men. Customers can pick and choose what clothes they want to keep and what they want to send back. Bright Pack is a reusable package made of upcycled billboard vinyl. A zipper is used to close the package and has a clear, sealed slot where shipping labels can be inserted.

Location

Virtual

Start Date

25-4-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2020 4:00 PM

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Bright Pack

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Modern packaging techniques involve a plethoric use of cubic (parallelepiped) boxes, which utilize an enormous amount of cardboard materials. Massive amounts of cardboard are wasted due to excess material when packaging a product. This is causing harm to the environment. Once packaging materials are disposed, they either end up in landfills, recycle, or are incinerated for waste to energy. The need is to create a more sustainable package, while retaining its functionality. In order to fix this unsustainable problem, our team has come up with a solution by creating a reusable shipping vessel we like to call Bright Pack. Our team focused on targeting closed loop companies, that send contents in boxes to their customers, and the customers need to send some of the contents back. An example is Stitch Fix, a subscription service that hires stylists to pick out clothes for women and men. Customers can pick and choose what clothes they want to keep and what they want to send back. Bright Pack is a reusable package made of upcycled billboard vinyl. A zipper is used to close the package and has a clear, sealed slot where shipping labels can be inserted.