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Product Design exhibition with GreenSeas Trust

product design student

Students from UEL will be presenting their final submissions for the BinForGreenSeas Project on Wednesday 17 January at 11am at the Knowledge Dock KD.1.27, at the UEL Docklands campus, University Way, London E16 2RD.   
The 11 designs submitted by the year 1 BSc (Hons) Product Design students are part of a collaboration with the charity, GreenSeas Trust, to help reduce the mountain of an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic debris which enters our oceans each year. The design objective was to create a bin that is not only functional but also a work of art to change people's attitudes towards litter, particularly plastics.

Andrew Wright, Senior Lecturer at UEL said, "We wanted to encourage thoughtfulness through design. To use design thinking to combat the ecological plight of the sea, and aim to change human behaviour using their creative skills."

Fazilette Khan of GreenSeas, Edina Seiben, Project coordinator with  GreenSeas, Karen Sherwood, Biffa Business Development Manager, and Darren Wingrove, project manager at Logoplaste Innovation lab will judge the projects and select the winner.

The judging criteria will be on originality, effectiveness, educational, practicality, serviceability and scalability.

Fazilette Khan, Founding Trustee of GreenSeas said, "We are very excited to reach this milestone on the final bin designs. Changing behavioural attitudes towards marine litter and plastics in particular is a challenging undertaking. We are certain that one of these unconventional designs will tick all the boxes and in a visual way influence beach goers to put their rubbish in the bins and recycle whenever possible."

Arun District Council and Biffa, whose municipal division handles local waste, are supporting the project. GreenSeas Trust is seeking sponsorship to produce these specially designed bins for the beaches around the UK coast.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018