A WAY TO RECYCLE ACCORDING TO YOUR LIFESTYLE
Doing household waste separation nowadays is an important principle for our planet's sustainability. There are several solutions available for domestic waste separation. Nonetheless, not everyone recycles equally: we have different habits, contrasting volumes of garbage and therefore unique recycling needs.
Faplana asked us to design a new recycling station for home use that could improve user's relation with domestic waste. Our process began with the search of information in real context: watching consumers in their homes to really understand recycling's customer journey.
Because we all recycle in different ways, the strategy was to create a modular system. The base that supports the product is modular and allows the coupling of other bases. This way the consumer can decide how many modules he wants for paper, packaging, glass and others.
CONTEXTUAL APPROACH FROM IDEA TO VALIDATION
In the beginning of the project we visited several families to understand their recycling habits. We quickly understood that the majority of the existing solutions didn't solve people's needs. Some recycle more glass, others more plastic and there are those who separate paper from the recycling zone. Our approach was to create a system that allows people to choose the recycling modules they want to devote to each material. The prototyping of several solutions was fundamental to create an intuitive product, robust and adaptable to each household.
CUSTOMIZATION IN ONE CLICK
The bases have been designed to be coupled to each other in an intuitive way, allowing the user to build the recycling station according to the needs, allowing several combinations.
Created from the same mold, all the pieces are perfectly integrable between them. The color of the base and handle change according to the code of recycling.
EASY TO USE
By pressing the pedal, the lid unlocks the bin, which is easily removed with the help of the handle, so the user doesn’t have to touch the bin.
EASY TO IDENTIFY AND CARRY
The handle serves as identification and allows an easy transport.
EASY TO HANDLE AND CLEAN
The lower edge allows an easy and ergonomic disposal of the waste, in a practical way and without dirt.
From domestic use to professional contexts, Be-Eco adapts to people's needs, making recycling a more customized experience.