In a nutshell was a group project looking at sustainable design and in particular the circular economy. We were tasked with developing a concept to reduce energy consumption, carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of ready meal packaging.
In this project:
- The existing linear model for ready meal packaging was scrutinized.
- A general circular system concept for a real meal PSS (Product Service System) aimed at reducing the EOL (End of Life) impact of the packaging, whilst providing a desirable, convenient solution for delivered ready meals was produced.
- A packaging product was conceptualized that utilized advancements in bio-degradable polymers that contain excess nutshells and eggshells from other industries which had the knock on impact of reducing EOL impact of the egg and nutshell industries.