While sushi has become an immensely popular cuisine in recent years, most take-out restaurants continue to use disposable sushi containers. An estimated half a billion sushi trays are thrown out each year, which has led to a major accumulation of waste. To combat the problem, a team of designers at 'Sushecō' came up with a more eco-friendly alternative.
The clever new sushi container is flat-packed so that it can be easily transported when you head out to a restaurant. The tray will then pop up to twice its height in order to accommodate up to eight large pieces of sushi. The container also features a flexible hinge, which holds a set of reusable chopsticks. The idea is that consumers can use the portable tray as a sustainable alternative to single use sushi containers.
While the product is currently just a prototype, Sushecō has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the reusable sushi containers to production.