Two categories of students and innovators provide their solutions to reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail.
May 19, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
TORONTO—On May 18, 2016, PAC, Packaging Consortium held its Just One Package Innovation Challenge where innovators and students presented their solutions to reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail—with audience members voting for the winners.
Walmart Canada sponsored the Student Competition, while Canadian Tire, Costco, Home Depot, Sobeys, and Walmart Canada participated on the judging panel for both events.
The students of four Canadian colleges and one university were given a fictitious but detailed design brief, requiring them to design a packaging solution in relation to Walmart Canada’s plastic bag waste reduction initiative, which is designed to reduce consumer reliance on single-use bags.
The goal is to eliminate the need to ‘bag’ mid to large sized items, and to design a ‘carrying’ solution into the product’s packaging or instore applications for handling and transportation convenience to the home. The students had the freedom to select any product that would typically be put into a large size carry out bag.
Lindsay Van Wyck
Eduardo Diniz Souza
Enzo Caso and Olivier Van Migem – Reflective Shopper
Corey Capello and Steve Hunter – Celplast and Davik USA
Jim West and Steve Doster – Unisource/Veritiv and 3M