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'STRAW PAK' is the all-in-one package design from straw to packaging made of one piece of paper.

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 STRAW PAK is the all-in-one package design from straw to packaging made of one piece of paper. The straw attached to existing PAK can be lost by external factors (impact or defect) during the process of distribution, sales and usage.

 Because of the lost straw, customer will experience inconvenience while drinking and supplier will suffer a serious loss due to the high defective rate. We have come up with the design of STRAW PAK to resolve the inconvenience of customer and supplier. For STRAW PAK, the straw is attached inside to prevent it from losing and customer can easily enjoy the drink by removing the protection cap of the straw. Supplier can decrease the unit price of manufacturing as well as the cost of transportation.

 TETRA PAK of which straw is attached outside can have various problems such as loss or damage of straw from different external factors during the process of distribution, sales and usage. If the problem occurs during distribution, the product will be disposed before sales. If the problem occurs after distribution, customers need to use other tool (scissors or cutter) to drink or just dispose it. In this case, customers will experience inconvenience while drinking and suppliers will pay for the cost of disposal.

The problems of loss and damage of straw are resolved by changing the position of straw from outside to inside. We found out that attaching the straw outside can be a cause of problems such as loss or damage so we changed the position of straw. The risk of losing or damaging the straw has been decreased by changing the position of straw and vinyl package of straw as well as the glue to attaché are not necessary anymore.

Idea Title

All-in-one Package.

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Where are you / your team located?

Seoul / Republic of Korea

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

We moved the role of straw which is to such them removed the plastic straw and its packaging as well as silicon glue. The material of straw attached inside is a special paper like PAK not plastic. Also, PAK and straw are combined into one.Manufacturing process has been reduced and the product has become more environment friendly as plastic, vinyl and glue not used anymore by changing the material of straw from plastic to paper and the position of plastic from outside to inside.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Will not experience inconvenience since the straw won’t be lost. In addition, STRAW PAK is made of paper so it is more environment friendly.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

It is Applicable in all regions. All customers drinking beverages with TETRA PAK.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

The blueprint of STRAW PAK will be provided to customers of TETRA PAK and manufacturing company. The strong point of STRAW PAK is it reduces manufacturing process and unit price as it uses a single material. For this reason, it saves the cost of transportation and decreases CO2 emission as larger numbers of PAK can be transported than existing TETRA PAK.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Plastic straw and vinyl to wrap the straw as well as silicon glue to attach the straw to TETRA PAK have been removed. The straw and the package can be made of one piece of paper which is a 6 layered sterilized paper. It can be produced by cutting out paper according to the blueprint then folding it. After that, sealing it after putting the contents (drink or milk) inside before distributing / selling it.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Our team brainstormed and embodied the idea. I have created various prototypes.

Tell us about your work experience

We are made up of two designers. Our experience has experience in Industrial, Product, UX, UI design.


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Hi Jeena JUN !

We have received your Refinement Phase Submission Questions! Just a friendly reminder that the Phase closes tonight, August 31st at 11:30 p.m. PT. so please update your contribution on the platform before the deadline.

Thank you for all your work this Refinement Phase and for being member of the OpenIDEO Community!

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Hello, Lauren lto?

I have done an update on the contribution.

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