Waste not

Considerate products – and processes… 

Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved making one thing from another. Then, my family knew to hang on to packaging for me and save waste materials. Now – well, this is a sketchbook I bound from a production dummy and some samples.

Waste is something I think about in projects too. How can we make communications dual or multi-purpose? How can we reduce waste in print – and think about the function, quality and longevity of the items we produce? Are there behavioural changes now that might help us with that? And now that we’re all thinking so much more about time, whether we’re managing work-from-home schedules, jumping on opportunities, meeting challenges or needing respite, can we design considerate processes that are good for people and budgets?

These times offer challenges – and opportunities for change.