Choose a product you would like to have in this place.
The desks and chairs in libraries.
a.What are you trying to accomplish?
The desks and chairs in the library are heavily used, so there are many damaged desks and chairs. I will redesign the desks and chairs so that they can be recycled and reused. Also, after the wooden tables and chairs are taken apart, the undamaged parts can be put together to form desks and chairs so that reduce their cost.
b.How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph.
There are many places where plastic is used in tables and chairs. So I will reduce the use of plastic in the tables and chairs and use rubber and wood instead. This way damaged tables and chairs can be disassembled and their wood and rubber re-made into other products.
c.What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
Material(replace plastic with woods and rubber) and Keep loping(reuse the woods and rubber) and Business model (the undamaged parts can be put together to form desks and chairs so that reduce their cost)
d.What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
Economic benefits: The library can make money by recycling old tables and chairs for sale to buy new ones. Also, after the wooden tables and chairs are taken apart, the undamaged parts can be put together to reduce their cost.
Environmental benefits: The reduced use of plastic reduces carbon emissions and recycled tables and chairs alleviate the use of wood.
e.Which circular business model can you adopt instead of linear?
Waste to wealth and long life.
f.If you look at the butterfly diagram, to which cycle does your product belong?
My product belongs to the Technical cycle. (Reuse and Refurbish)