Excessive Packaging Case study

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Package consists of a three layers with an external paper liner and an internal plastic film sandwiching an aluminium foil layer.

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Excessive Packaging Case studyBD persist plus Protective barrier with Chlorhexidine Gluconate and AlcoholPackaging DataHatches areas represent borders which are sealed, dimensions are in millimetresMasses:Total: 3.84 gramsPackaging = 1.97 gramsSwab= 1.87 GramsPackaging materialsPackage consists of a three layers with an external paper liner and an internal plastic film sandwiching an aluminium foil layer.AnalysisPackaging represents almost 50% of the item massPackage area far exceeds that of the item itself (3895mm2 vs 576 mm2)Package seal depth is not consistent, if it can be 3mm on one side, why not all sides? Likely that ADHB is given commercial retail packaging, likely that for ADHBs purposes it is over engineered and overprotected Packaging appears to be multi-tiered due to the presence of solvents Although the packaging is composed partly of aluminium and paper, due to the lamination of plastic and all three being combined it is unrecyclable.SuggestionsIncremental changesReduction in border seal and package areaFigure 5 redesigned packaging (dimensions in mm)The unhatched area represents the swab cross sectional areaRed hatched area is a

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