Sure-Close Foodscrap Container
To create a best-in-class 7 liter foodscraps/ organics collection container for the kitchen, that can be offered by municipalities to improve the participation rate of city wide composting programs.
- latch design allows single-handed opening and closing with audible feedback
- latch detailing securely locks lid to contain foodscraps even when dropped
- molded features allow lid to stay open at 90 degrees or swing fully open
- wide top opening facilitates easy scraping of foodscraps into the container
- smooth top edge and removable lid allows easy cleaning in dishwasher or sink
- multiple means to conveniently carry container and dump contents
- tooling strategy addressed cost efficient solid and perforated lid options
- achieved 6:1 nesting efficiency for compact warehousing and shipping
Awards / IP:
Product use and placement research, industrial design, RP prototypes, mechanical design, 3D CAD geometry, product testing, tool placement, ongoing manufacturer liaison and marketing support and IP management strategies.
- Industrial Design registration secured
- Utility patents pending
- Endorsed by San Francisco compost program
- Awarded sales of over 700,000 units through competitive municipal bids