Designing Waste Out: Sustainable Packaging

Lecture / Panel
Open to the Public


About this Event:

Kelsey Moffitt is an Industrial Designer, Durable Packaging Designer at Loop, a zero waste venture created by Terracycle to combat single-use waste. We’ll hear about TerraCycle’s mission to create circular solutions to our linear systems of recycling with a focus on hard-to-recycle materials. Kelsey will discuss how Terracycle’s Loop initiative is all about making sustainability more accessible by giving consumers the opportunity to receive their favorite products from trusted brands like Häagen-Dazs, Crest, and The Body Shop in reusable packaging. She’ll share how Loop approaches packaging with sustainability & reuse in mind and will walk us through some of her design process. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

This talk is a part of Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out and is presented by Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace. Design Week is an annual week of events focused on a critical aspect of design. The week is packed with talks, workshops, and a panel, and will be highlighting projects on sustainability happening at NYU as well. All of this year's event will be completely virtual. You can check out the rest of the week's events here.

Guest Bio:

Kelsey Moffitt, Industrial Designer, Durable Packaging Designer at Loop Global

Hello I'm Kelsey! I am an Industrial Designer based out of Philadelphia, working on products and services in the sustainability realm. I started my design career with a BS in Industrial Design from James Madison University, and have since focused on recycled and upcycled product design at TerraCycle and reusable packaging design at Loop. My experiences at both TerraCycle and Loop have centered around analyzing the consequences of, and designing ways out of single use design and packaging.