New York-based designer Aaron  Mickelson has developed a packaging design concept he calls “The Disappearing Package,” complete with a series of working  prototypes that illustrate how packaging waste might be eliminated by letting  the product itself be the packaging. Mickelson developed the “Disappearing  Package” concept as his master’s thesis at Pratt Institute. For his project, he developed innovative  methods for eliminating the packages that wrap five well-known household brands:  Tide PODS laundry detergent, OXO containers, Twinings Tea Bags, Nivea Bar Soap,  and Glad Trash Bags.

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