So as to get familiar with Sketchup, a 3D modelling program that we’ll be using to plan our packages, I did a little practicing beforehand. Here’s my apple package on Sketchup:
Understanding geometry while designing plays a pivotal role in reducing our carbon footprint, and our impact on the environment. Less area of used material equates to less carbon footprint, as such, it is important to design a packaging that is both appealing and resource-efficient.
Sketchup helps us design resource-efficient packages, as it is possible to design with accurate measurements. As 3D printing is soon going to be widespread, being accurate with the measurements may save paper and the environment as there is less need to redo or re-print.
In terms of my own design: I think it could be more environmentally effective. For such a small product, I’m using way too much material for the packaging. This package, though aesthetically appealing, wouldn’t be great for the environment when mass-produced. Since there is a high demand for apples, this wouldn’t be the package of choice as it wouldn’t be very sustainable.