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Boxy

Reducing Cardboard Waste

Description:

Our goal is to reduce cardboard box waste with 3 approaches
1. Boxy Creations: Demonstrate additional uses for cardboard boxes
2. Boxy Finder: Promote the continual reuse of boxes
3. Boxy Alternatives: Provide alternatives to using a cardboard box

We are focusing mainly on the second approach where our prototype help people tag locations for cardboard box sources as well as locate these sources to pick up cardboard boxes. We also have additional landing pages for the other two.

Prototype can be seen here: http://ztszbr.axshare.com

Credits:

SDN jam team 8: References

Video interview of Material ConneXion, library and consulting service for materials innovation, by The Economist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUYL7nQVCh4
mushrooms that grow around agricultural waste, can be grown into specific forms, and used to replace packaging foam

BoxCycle, a for-profit service supporting cardboard box recycling
http://www.psfk.com/2008/09/boxcycle-used-cardboard-box-exchange.html#!y...

JuggleBox, a service that rents durable moving boxes. Boxes are hard plastic made of environmentally friendly materials
http://juggleboxmoving.com/

Moss roll at wayfair.com
http://www.wayfair.com/Austram-Coco-Moss-Roll-501002-XAU1005.html

thingiverse, A online community for Makerbot 3-D printer owners to get ideas and download templates of what they can print.
http://www.thingiverse.com/

Team members: