Choose a product you would like to have in this place.
a. What are you trying to accomplish?
I would like to make a reusable tea bag that will offer the ability to use different types of tea without using a single disposable tea bag every time. This would work with a larger bag that you could refill with different tea leaves.
b. How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph.
The main material is usually manilla hemp or synthetic fibers, manilla hemp is from a species of banana and therefore adds value to the biosphere as
biological nutrient. Synthetic fibers can be placed with manilla hemp as well.
c. What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
d. What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
Enviormentally, it would reduce the amount of material needed and use only materials that are biodegradable. Economically, for the client it would reduce the price and hassle of buying boxes of tea bags, the supplier would need to manufacture less individual products.
e. Which circular business model can you adopt instead of linear?
f. If you look at the butterfly diagram, to which cycle does your product belong?
From the user-maitenance cycle.