Fast food restaurants need a lot of disposable straws, and customers often throw away the straws after drinking, which causes a great degree of waste. Moreover, the non-degradable materials used in disposable straws cause great pollution to the environment. I want to reduce environmental waste by using a material that can be reused.
b.How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph
To make it more sustainable, I would like to choose one of the most sustainable materials like hybridizing silicone and stainless steel. It can be reused and easy to clean with boiling water or some good soap.
c.What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
The principles of durability and compatibility are at play here since the product can be reused again and again multiple times. And it reduces the environmental pollution of non-degradable materials, such as the adverse effects of disposable materials on the extinction of marine life
d.What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
The economic benefit is that fast food restaurant merchants do not need to buy a large number of disposable straws to save costs. The environmental advantage is that it solves the issue of disposal and recycling of non-renewable materials.
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?
The product belongs to the technical cycle of the butterfly diagram as it functions on functions on the principle of reusing.