The Shop Box

How might we reduce the plastic ending up in our waterways?

Student Project

Social Purpose:

Current Status:

New Idea

Project Team:

Erica Nicolls, Stevie Bateman, Katie John

Problem Statement

All food and groceries are transported in plastic - there is too much plastic waste such as wrapping, shopping baskets and plastic bags ending up in our waterways and streets making it look dirty and messy.


Customer / Problem

Locals are looking for ways to transport their groceries and food that doesn't involve plastic. ie. bags or baskets. Local businesses are looking for ways to encourage the less use or no use for plastic. That ways customers don't have food packaging to throw out.



By using 100% recycled materials like the wooden crates from the solar farm, we would like to produce and sell versatile wooden shopping baskets. To add to the sustainable impact on the local area we will also make a social impact by involving local men shed members to produce the boxes.


The boxes replace plastic baskets and can be used for a variety of other uses such as: a box to sit on, box to carry other materials.


The boxes will be branded and will be sold to local stores as well as the community of locals and even tourists who come to visit Finley. eg. We could sell at the football and sporting games each weekend.

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Finley High School



New South Wales


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