Green Design. The idea was to design a product with minimal packaging so as to reduce the contribution to landfills. Our design team came up with a grass seed spreader that could eliminate all packaging waste by making the packaging serve as part of the product. Originally, the product was sold unassembled under another name. The components (wheels, whisk, axle, etc.) were pack aged within the seed hopper, which was in turn stuffed in a cardboard box. The cardboard box was usually discarded after the seed spreader had been bought.
Our team redesigned the hopper to serve as the packaging box. The cardboard box was no longer needed. In fact, the product is designed to sit on the shelf in one of its hopper. There is noth ing to throw away.
The box measures 1x1x2 feet when unassembled. The sliding top which allows access to the components prevents seed from spilling during storage in the final configuration.The box splits along a diagonal, one half is then rotated and then reattached to form the wedge-shaped hopper.
Team Members: Nayana Ghantiwala Jim Gouldstone Mike Wittig
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