The overall aim of the research project reported on in this paper is to investigate the feasibility of developing a refillable packaging system for a mainstream product in the personal care market, which fulfils customer needs whilst attaining greater eco-efficiencies. By using the concept of product service systems the project aims to take a more radical approach to the design of refillable packaging systems and unlock the potential for greater sustainability improvements. This paper outlines a range of different types of refillable packaging systems and reflects on the different design considerations raised by these approaches in terms of the social, technological and economic related impacts.
Refillable Packaging Systems: Design Considerations
by V.A. Lofthouse; T.A. BhamraJan 1, 2006