Andrea Cahill Posted over 1 year ago The standardization of shipping container sizes, gives the container continued value. Lets design all packaging that way… Great thoughts! I like your idea of recycling or package turnover being more accessible and movable. . For items not requiring the big plants, perhaps your mobile version could be retrofitted right onto the shipping container? It's going there already. For reusable, perhaps the ability to wash, and sterilize onsite... mobile autoclave? Removes excess step of going on to truck to recycle then to boat, then to become product. Time and money saved! I don't know if this helps or hurts your idea, but we've found out the hard way that stable materials on land, may not bet at sea. I always wondered why pirates are always swabbing the decks. Any sailor knows that boats are always in the process of sinking. This tiny island often feels like a ship simulation because exposure is similar. Sea water and air have impressive ability to destroy or alter most anything, and does so rapidly. Adhesive, zippers, industrially glue, paint, metal, wood, ceramics, fabrics, leather, certain plastics and even concrete; all get broken down, corrode, rust, or disintegrate. Even items inside the house are susceptible from the air. My husband's new scooter had parts just falling off after 3 years of close proximity to the water. The one exception has been our heavy recycled plastic chairs that sit only 3 feet from the water with no protection. After 6 years of sea spray, weekly gale force winds, hot sun, hurricanes, several trips into the water, and one winter storm that trapped chair floating in a nearby cave bouncing around like it was in a washing machine. When we pulled them out a few days later; they looked good as new save one small scratch. Conversely, a plastic outdoor rug disintegrated in my hands after 2 weeks away from water, but just exposed to the air.. Do you know the what would make such a big difference how the two plastics behaved? Density? Type of plastic?