- 9:10 am - Mon, Dec 10, 2012
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Simon Laliberté … has created [an] interesting, dentally-related package: a tetrahedron-shaped toothbrush package that dissolves in water. (Via: Packaging UQAM)
When I saw this item on box vox I immediately thought: “Hey, there’s the ultimate in low-impact packaging!”
But a thoughtful comment to the post raises good points:
The value of resources used in making this package may exceed the combined value of those used in the manufacture and disposal of standard packages, even if there is a full and proper accounting for the latter. And some additional resources will go into protecting the packaging from water before it is time to remove the brush. This will be true not only up to the time that the product reaches the consumer, but may be true for a significant time thereafter.
That said, my enthusiasm for the concept did not entirely dissolve. I still like the idea of packaging that simply disappears.
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