Environmentally Friendly Soap Shipping Box!

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Introduction: Environmentally Friendly Soap Shipping Box!

There's little one can do to eliminate packaging waste, until now.

Introducing a low waste footprint way to ship!

We will teach you how you can make your shipping container out of soap. It's a box made of 2 halves, which after being heat gunned, will seal tight. Wrap in saran wrap, or in our case, biodegradable shrink wrap, then top it off with brown packaging paper, and good to go!

The only waste would only involve your tape.

This instruction includes a 3D printable STL file for you to print: http://bit.ly/1u6GgaC

Two halves make one box that is:
8.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 8.5cm or 3.3 in x 4.5 in x 3.3 in

How did we do the soap box?

Step 1: Step 1: in Rhino...

In Rhino, we made a simple box, split in a cavity, added some flanges, then offset the surface. We have a link of the file for you to use. You can 3D model your own mold now that you get the concept, or use ours

Step 2: Step 2: Get the Mold

3D print a mold of your own, or use services such as 3D Hubs to order a mold from our file.

Download the 3D printable STL file for you to print: http://bit.ly/1u6GgaC

Two halves make one box that is: 8.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 8.5cm or 3.3 in x 4.5 in x 3.3 in

Step 3: Step 3: Pour Soap Into the Mold, Assemble Packaging

Pour soap into the mold, wait for the soap to fully cool, and pull out of the mold carefully.

The soap box is done!

Now put whatever you are shipping inside.

Heat gun the seam.

Wrap in plastic wrap, or in our case we are using Biolefin Biodegradable Polyolefin, which is a biodegradable shrink wrap.

Over with brown packaging paper, and your shipping label. You are ready to ship!

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    Very interesting!

    I've had bad luck trying to ship items wrapped brown paper, though. The shippers I've tried to use said "no paper covering, only boxes." Perhaps it depends on the shipping company?