The following document will explore the topic of source reduction in packaging design. The study will compare a disposable package for an electronic motor assembly with a reusable packaging system for the same part. This project will provide a model for quantifying packaging source reduction when comparing a disposable package design to a reusable one. The results show that significant source reduction can be accomplished if a reusable system is implemented. Source reduction will also achieve significant cost savings if the costs are calculated over several years.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Packaging--Design and construction; Packaging--Environmental aspects
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Perry, Allen, "Replacing a disposable shipping container with a reusable packaging system for a supplier electronic assembly" (1994). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus