This project focuses on how to make packaging for single cane reeds environmentally sustainable. Reeds are the main component for many woodwind instruments and must be replaced frequently, which generates much waste. Current packaging for single reeds is both excessive and difficult to recycle. Reeds are fragile and require special care to maintain their structural integrity. A solution must take into account the needed protection for reeds, while neither sacrificing the environment or music. Research will include current material makeups and sustainability of reed packaging from scholarly articles as well as from actual packaging itself. Prototypes of alternative packaging will be created and tested
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Cura, H. (2021). Sustained tone from sustainable reeds. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16566
Cura, Haley. 2021. “Sustained Tone from Sustainable Reeds”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16566.
Cura, H. Sustained Tone from Sustainable Reeds. 19 Apr. 2021, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16566.