Interdisciplinary Team Takes Bronze at Global Packaging Awards Competition

A team of Cal Poly students took third place overall at the 2024 WorldStar Global Packaging Competition for its fun, recyclable package for a children’s sunscreen product.

WorldStar’s competition is considered the most prestigious in the world. The students used carton-in-carton technology for an imaginary product called Sun Ease. The packaging avoided the hard-to-recycle plastic packaging that sunscreen normally entails while creating features that would engage kids through educational experiences. Made of paperboard and featuring a cartoon turtle, the packaging could be used for cream, ointment and gel products; is easy to open and close; and includes fun ultraviolet stickers that explain when to reapply sunscreen. In addition to the bronze award, the team won a bronze medal for Marketing Appeal and a gold medal for Health and Personal Care Packaging. The team included three students from the Industrial Technology and Packaging program – Joel Sajja Flores, Eva Lee and Katie Rash – and two from graphic design: Coby Chuang and Emma Wanon. Advisors included Javie de la Fuente and Irene Carbonell from Industrial Technology and Packaging in the Orfalea College of Business and Linh Toscani from the Art and Design Department in the College of Liberal Arts.

Imaginary product called Sun Ease

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