Sustainable Packaging





Every year, the packaging industry makes a significant contribution to the overall waste of the planet because of the various cardboard boxes and different packing materials. This project aims to specifically reduce this type of waste. A sustainable packing material prototype was developed with a focus on material, structure, and design. An Arduino based impact testing device was built and used to compare the packing material prototype to existing packaging solutions. This report includes the process as well as the use for this accelerometer and SD card device as well as makes recommendations for both enhancing the testing device and further packaging prototypes.



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