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  • Happiness Arcade
  • A “Happiness Machine” arcade-style game installed by Coca-Cola and Grey Dhaka which encourages and rewards people to recycle. Instead of taking coins, the machines accept empty plastic bottles through ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Recycling
  • Waste Materials
    • Plastic
  • Hits
    3478

  • Zero Waste Menswear
  • Zero Waste Menswear by Joe O'Neill re-addresses the way garments are designed, and uses zero-waste pattern cutting to create garments without wasting a single scrap of fabric. The design project ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Zero Waste Design
  • Waste Materials
    • Textiles
  • Hits
    2761

  • The Optimist
  • Part of the Design out Waste project, which addresses the problem of obsolescence by looking at the end of life of electrical products, the Optimist toaster is designed to last ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Longerlife
  • Waste Materials
    • Plastic
  • Hits
    2050

  • The Pragmatist
  • Part of the Design out Waste project, which addresses the problem of obsolescence by looking at the end of life of electrical products, the Pragmatist toaster is based on a ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Repair
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    1673

  • The Realist
  • Part of the Design out Waste project, the Realist Toaster presents a closed-loop solution to a fast-selling mass-market item, with a limited life-span. The Realist’s pop-apart structure, enables the product ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Closed Loop Design
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    1749

  • FINN
  • Finn is a domestic lounge chair inspired by Scandinavian functionalism that aims to be functionally and aesthetically long lasting. Incorporating top quality British steel that provides functional strength and visual ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Longerlife
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    3608

  • The Core Toaster Concept
  • Why is it that we replace our smartphone screens when they break but not our toaster elements? When was the last time you emptied your crumb tray? The Core Toaster ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Repair
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    4092

  • StyLess Kettle
  • Most common kettles in the market are not designed to be repairable. Functional parts would need to be sacrificed when people throw the whole kettle away while there is only ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Repair
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    2220

  • The Tempus Toaster
  • The Tempus Toaster is a new concept designed with a longer life approach. It has been designed with sustainable materials, a screwless body and no mechanisms, featuring a unique external ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Design for Longerlife
  • Waste Materials
  • Hits
    2979

  • Knec'Tube
  • Knec'Tube is a product consisting of parts made from HDPE which act as connectors for kitchen roll tubes to create a long run for a marble to roll down. ...

  • Project Type
    Design
  • Category
    Product Designs for Reuse
  • Waste Materials
    • Cardboard
  • Hits
    3249

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