Simon Dai, ISEE, UIUC FSHN
Area of Design
Sustainable Design, Design Processing
Packaging plays a key role in modern life.When dealing with the challenges of sustainable packaging, the most common response is to make the packaging easier to recycle, or to incorporate more recycled materials into new packaging. I believe another option is to create packaging that will not even need to be recycled. I want to address the challenge of edible packaging. My design idea is to find a way to break down and use fruit or vegetables to make packaging pulp, which can then be made into a wrapper for use in fast food restaurants. In fact, this could replace a number of current single-use packages. This could help us make a big jump in our effort to use sustainable design.