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Reuse it: Design context

FACT: If you saved all the rubbish that homes in the UK throw away, in just one year you’d have enough to fill dustbins stretching all the way to the Moon and back! At the moment, most of this rubbish is buried in landfill sites (big holes in the ground used for dumping rubbish) – a real waste of waste.

We all know that we need to start recycling more of this rubbish. But how about reusing it? Could we turn some of the things that we throw in the bin into new, useful, good quality products?

Design brief

Design and make a useful product that incorporates throwaway items.


Adhesive, Product, Production, Sustainable, Volume, Batch, CAM (computer-aided manufacture), Quality, Wastage, Industry


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