With consumers shopping online at more than five times the rate of a decade ago, and total e-commerce sales around $1.5 trillion this year, the number of boxes and packages used for shipping is also exploding.

UK-based designer Yu-Chang Chou hopes to help stem the flow of single-use packages through a new design that can be reused 200 times. He calls it the Repack bag. Once the package is emptied, it can be folded and tossed in a nearby mailbox to return to the post office for someone else to buy and use.

(READ the story, w. photos, from Fast Co-exist)

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