Choose a product you would like to have in this place. (Separate waste disposal bins)
a. What are you trying to accomplish?
i. Waste segregation for better utilization of waste. There should be different colored and properly labeled disposal bin at different locations in a 5-mile radius around where I stay, viz. green colored disposal bin for wet waste (e.g., organic waste, food leftovers), a red colored bin for dry waste (e.g., paper waste), a blue colored bin for plastic waste, and a yellow-colored bin for hygienic products and other waste. This is to ensure proper waste collection.
b. How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph.
i. The disposal bins can be made from waste plastic reinforced with waste metal pieces.
ii. Organic colors can be used to label these bins.
iii. The green-colored bin should be modified to work as a composter so that there is no need to transport the wet waste and the compost can be used for maintaining the local flora and fauna. (this adds value to the biosphere as biological nutrient)
c. What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
i. Energy efficient
ii. Recycled materials
iii. Durable design
d. What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
i. The waste need not be separated at a different location as it is being separated at the point of collection.
ii. The waste is used for composting to be used for maintaining the local plants and trees.
iii. The organizations involved in reusing plastic waste can collect plastic from these disposal bins.
e. Which circular business model can you adopt instead of linear?
i. Hybrid and waste to wealth.
f. If you look at the butterfly diagram, to which cycle does your product belong?