Skeleton Packaging (Student Work)

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Derrick Lin


Designed by Roy Sherizly, Israel.

Conceptual packaging design, focused on producing sustainable packaging solutions for fragile objects.

Disposed packaging material is one of the leading causes of soil pollution worldwide and results in vast landfills that are required to accommodate the millions of tons of waste we dispose of each year. “Green” packaging design not only reduces the amount of overall packaging that is produced, but takes processing techniques, disposal conditions and the entire product lifecycle into consideration.

This packaging design fully implements the aforementioned ideas through the removal of all excess paneling, leaving only the remaining “skeleton” that still encloses and protects the product.

  1. It reduces the amount of overall packaging… but not the number of trucks !
    I guess it can be smaller, in order to "optimized" the palletization 🙂

  2. I always love to learn more about sustainable packaging. The one problem when trying to produce something sustainable is it easy to forget about all the other factors that contribute to environmental problems. On this design, to produce this would take up a lot more energy than to make a smaller box with additional packaging.

    One thing that is great about cardboard boxes is they are a renewable resource and most boxes nowadays are up to 60% recycled content and 100% recyclable.

    I think the design looks great!

  3. Really? A good idea, but this design does not follow the "Green" packaging philosophy that is described. It IS a reduction in the amount of packaging, but it still has to be cut from sheet stock. Where is all that extra cutoff cardboard going? To the aforementioned landfill? Even if it's being recycled, that means that more than 80% of the energy used to harvest and transport the raw material, produce the sheet stock, collect/redistribute the waste is completely wasted just so that the fragile product can be placed in a very fragile container that won't protect it from the occasional bump in the road, and to top it all off, now we have a truck-load of broken glass to deal with.
    Think of the reason a package exists: It's not there to isolate the product in a void of space while it sits still on a shelf, but rather to protect the product in transit between the manufacturer and the consumer. Pass or Fail, you be the judge.

  4. Why not liquify the cardboard and co-mold it around the cup? Then you can just throw it in the truck or container for shipping.

Derrick Lin

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