UNIQUE SYSTEM FOR BULK SHOPPING MIWA
TEAM Martin Žampach, Martin Hřeben
SKILLS Research, Concept Design, Ergonomy, CAD, Prototyping
MIWA (Minimum Waste) – precycling modular system – is a unique system that simplifies distribution and sale using the concept of bulk shopping. It is a unique technology for the sale of food and non-food products, which helps manufacturers, traders and households prevent the creation of unnecessary waste.
The principle is based on refillable transport capsules and modular dispensers placed in stores. The product travels from the manufacturer to the retailer in capsules, eliminating unnecessary waste due to conventional packaging. This is referred to as “precycling”.
The customer can comfortably use a mobile shopping app and has the opportunity to bring their own containers to the store to save the environment. The prototype proposed for MIWA is an entire modular dispensing system including storage capsules. We worked with MIWA from initial design studies, thru to discussions about prototypes with serial manufacturers.
In 2017, the MIWA project was awarded the international award Circular Design Challenge, which supports circular economy projects.