As I walked into the wondrous first floor where tables built with milk crates and wooden panels filled half the room, I imagined that tonight would be an amazing night.
It was the second time we were meeting on the topic of Circular Design challenge focusing on reducing little plastic waste.
The participants slowly filled the room and took their spots in the room.
Chris described how recycle can be sexy: https://youtu.be/qLdDuORDDoo
Another idea from Team 1- recycle library https://youtu.be/JaUn5tTQyZo
Team 2 had several ideas including giving people incentives to recycle: https://youtu.be/N9yrvG_qwUE
Team 3 had an interesting idea about creating a sealing system that doesn’t require use of plastic at all. https://youtu.be/Aj3DN9TzfpY
Team 4 had an idea that was inspired by orange peel. https://youtu.be/WZPu6MFUN8M
Each group came up with very different ideas from an orange peel inspired package design to sex education inspired recycle education system. We are looking forward to building upon these ideas at the Make-a-thon on the week of July 10th!
Lee Kim, Design Thinker and NYC OpenIDEO community member