The concept of this product is to use Nike's recovered EVA foams, reground into small pellets and used as the base material for compression & die-cut formations for the carriage of various types of fresh produce.
The aim of the carriers is two-fold;
- To replace the use of the current single-use materials used to package loose produce in supermarkets, and
- to replace the single-use materials used in pre-packed produce.
G.P.Cs will allow produce to be stacked inside generic produce crates in a similar volume to current methods. Users will still be able to pick produce loosely, leaving the carriers behind should they not be required. Or take the sections of flexible mats and fold them into a suitable carrier.
Various forms can be made for different fruits and vegetables and the current sling format will require refinement to ensure optimum size and shape for the intended multiple uses.