Paper vs plastic: the take-away coffee debate

Melbourne-based strategic designers Thick teamed up with KeepCup to answer a lot of the unearthed questions floating around: Are reusable cups really better? What about compostable cups? Isn’t paper better for the earth?Eventually, after countless co-creation and workshop sessions with users, designers, and industry professionals, the team came up with The Paper vs Plastic Shakedown, pitting KeepCup head-to-head with disposable cups in a clean, interactive, user-friendly interface that would clarify urban myths about paper production, recycling, and waste management. Continue reading “Paper vs plastic: the take-away coffee debate”

Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.

 

More Information http://www.designplaycards.com/

Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

Arts House, Meat Market

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx

Waste Watchers helps University lose hundreds of kilos (of landfill): Recycling behaviour change campaign spearheaded by monsters!

Under its Ecoversity sustainability program, the University of Adelaide commissioned Ecocreative to help create a fun way to engage students and staff in recycling. Colourful signage bin wraps of recycling and landfill ‘monsters’ were created to show a diverse audience what is suitable for waste and recycling. The installation was followed by an intensive ‘Waste Watchers’ campaign, to decrease waste to landfill and increase ‘uncontaminated’ recycling.

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Seeing the seaside differently: Kaurna walking guide for the City of Holdfast Bay

The City of Holdfast Bay is host to many sites of significance for the Indigenous people of the Adelaide Plains, the Kaurna. Unfortunately much of this rich cultural heritage has been lost since European settlement. Ecocreative, in collaboration with the council, Kaurna representatives and a local historian, has developed ‘Kaurna yarta-ana’ , an illustrated walking guide and cultural map to bring Indigenous sites to locals and visitors, many of whom may not be aware of what lies underfoot. Themes such as language, history, biodiversity and storytelling are explored in this brochure (that doubles as a poster).

 

 

 

 

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Stampel create beauty from recycled timber offcuts

Fresh country air has a certain magical quality – It clears the mind and makes you appreciate the simple things life. This is clearly the case for Andrea Shaw, who after moving to the Bendigo in country Victoria, launched her new business, Stampel. Armed with a chisel, an obsession for wood block printing and eye for pattern, she carves recycled timber offcuts into delicate design objects that pack a design punch. We particularly love her little Fasett Flower Vessel….

recycled timber, eco design, sustainable design
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