EcoPouch

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EcoPouch

An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.

School:

SFU

Department:

Business

Course:

BUS 443

Instructors:

  • Lisa Papania

City of Vancouver:

  • Pietra Basilij

Student Team:

  • Emily Tsoi
  • Manjot Deol
  • Emma Graham
  • Taylor Nguyen

Strategy:

  • Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

City goal area:

  • Green Business

Summary

EcoPouch aims to solve an everyday problem while contributing to a healthier planet. Through research, we found that current options for food transportation are either bulky, inconvenient (e.g. glassware food containers) or harmful for health and the environment (e.g. disposable plastic bags). While people care about the environment, they do not want to compromise their convenience.

EcoPouch is a 2-layer sandwich type bag/pouch designed for convenience yet is also environmentally friendly. The outside bag is made of high-quality canvas fabric to be reusable. The inside layer is made of decomposable parchment paper, making it safe for microwave and easy to be disposed after use without harming the environment. Product features include:

  • Water resistant
  • Leak-free
  • Easy cleaning, machine washable
  • Microwave-safe
  • Available in snack and sandwich sizes

Each “starter kit” includes a pouch and a box of 10 parchment paper bags. Customers can buy refills at a cheaper price if they want to continue using our parchment paper bags.

EcoPouch

Next Steps

The EcoPouch won 3rd place at HUBBUB #9 in December 2017.