3M hand sanitizer system

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Design: Shubham Yadav
Location: India
Project Type: Student Project
School: MIT Institute of Design, Pune
Packaging Contents: Gel-based hand sanitizer
Packaging Substrate / Materials: PETE and HDPE plastic, cardboard
Printing Process: Digital printing

Hand sanitizer is one of the fastest-growing segment in the hygiene products, the plastic bottles used to sell the sanitizer is non-refillable, it creates a huge problem of recycling and produces plastic waste, moreover, single-use of bottles imparts more production of plastic which impacts the natural resources. The bottles are also not easy to carry around.

The goal of this project is to make the sanitizer bottle portable enough for everyday carry and usage and can be reused as many times as possible by refilling it.

3M produces sanitizers under Avaguard brand. It is a well-known brand in the commercial market but it still lags in households.

The bottle shape is inspired by a simple pen and it has a latch to carry it in the pocket, it is easy to use and has clear graphics describing only the product features. The refill pack cum sanitizer pack for home is made by the bag-in-box packaging technique. a tap is provided to dispense the sanitizer and it can be used to refill the sanitizer pen bottle. The graphics are inspired by the product itself as it shields the hands from germs and viruses.

What’s Unique?
It is refillable, easy to carry, suitable for both home and personal use, reduces plastic use.