In a world where landfills are bursting at the seams and islands of garbage float in the ocean, waste management is a big deal. A chip wrapper here and a plastic bag there might not seem like much, but when multiplied by billions, they certainly makes an impact.
To combat the ever-growing production of waste, Pratt Institute graduate student Aaron Mickelson created The Disappearing Package. For the project, he redesigned common household goods and food products so that their packaging virtually disappeared. According to his study, packaging alone accounts for 140 billion pounds of garbage each year.
Glad Trash Bags
Tide Laundry Soap
(via Design Milk)
As with anything, there”s no way to remove all waste products –there”s always going to be something left over, because that”s life. But Mickelson”s designs, though in their concept stage, point towards a possible future where waste can be reduced as much as possible, leaving our planet a little cleaner. And on a personal, everyday scale? Well, you wouldn”t have to take the trash out so frequently.