Waste Is A Design Flaw: MDO Technology Comes To Save Money And Go Zero-Waste

August 29, 2021

Waste Is A Design Flaw: MDO Technology Comes To Save Money And Go Zero-Waste

Right now, a step from 2022, we are far from zero waste.

Plastic recycling is mandatory in most of the world but only about 50% of all materials are separated properly to support the recycling limitations.

There is such a wide variety of materials that knowing what can and cannot be recycled – where each recycling location follows different rules – is a mess.

A well-known solution for making a recycler’s life easier is Mono Material Packaging – once flexible packaging design and created from a single material for all its layers it can easily be recycled.

 

Waste is a Design Flaw - Design For Recycling

Waste is a Design Flaw – Design For Recycling

 

Waste systems are a great example of the lack of human-centered design: it is almost impossible for consumers to understand how they should recycle everyday goods and packaging.

Design is not only about aesthetics, it’s also about emotions.

There are three levels of emotional acknowledgment to something: visceral, which is our immediate response to a shape or surface effect; behavioral, our expectation of how the thing will act in response to us; and reflective, which includes our conscious thoughts about past, present or future projections. But you can design things to be loved! It only requires memories and stories to build up through use and time.

 

Sustainability as a Mindset is probably the answer for us ALL.

 

Recycle Icon Polysack

Recycle Icon Polysack

 

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