Graphics - Sustainability, 6R's

What is sustainability?
Meeting the needs of today without jepardising future generations
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Reduce means...
Using less of something
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Ways to reduce...
1) Alter size of products 2) Reduce distance that products need to be transported 3) Tessellation (less waste)
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Reduce examples...
1) Bags for life (less carrier bags, which are hard to recycle, used) 2) Aerosols (compressed/concentrated so less packaging used)
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Reuse means...
Using a product again in its same form but for a different functionW
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Why is reusing good?
It eliminates the need for a new product. No new product = no effect on environment
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Reuse examples...
1) Refill packs for coffee jar 2) Sweet tins (to store pens, etc.)
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Recycle is the...
Breakdown of a product back to its raw material so it can be used again for different purpose
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What do the numbers in the recycle triangle represent?
Type of plastic used
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Recycle examples...
1) Cardboard 2) Milk bottles 3) Tins/cans 4) Glass
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Rethinks means...
Changing packaging to educate people about recycling/reusing
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What do designers have the opportunity to do to rethink?
Alter a product's sustainability so it will be easier to reuse or recycle
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Ways to rethink...
Using packaging made from biodegradable material instead of just plastic
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Rethink examples...
Cornstarch polymers
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Repair means....
To fix or reuse products instead of disposing them
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Why is repair good?
Eliminates having to recycle the product and stops demand for a new product
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What is planned obsolescence?
Engineering products to break after a period of time
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What does planned obsolescence lead to?
Hard to use product/it stops working -> Cost of repair is more than new product -> Materials wasted -> New materials extracted
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Refuse is when...
Customers refuse to take responsibility for packaging
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Refuse is when...
Customers boycott products based on environmental impacts
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Refuse is when...
Council refuse to recycle products that shouldn't be in the recycling bin (sanctions)
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Card 2

Front

Using less of something

Back

Reduce means...

Card 3

Front

1) Alter size of products 2) Reduce distance that products need to be transported 3) Tessellation (less waste)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

1) Bags for life (less carrier bags, which are hard to recycle, used) 2) Aerosols (compressed/concentrated so less packaging used)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Using a product again in its same form but for a different functionW

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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