@P:HC we think that trash scars our planet for generations, let’s use it to build our future.
One of humanity’s greatest advancements is our ability to create, but in our progress, we’ve created a huge problem: the disposal of our past items. P:HC looks to recycle our garbage into new uses and new methods for producing more sustainable products. We plan to make using accessible technology a tool for equipping people with the means to design, share and produce innovative things.
We live in an age where there are so many things. We need to make better things worth using, products that are designed better start to end. This means incorporating more recycled materials into our manufacturing and designing for product life after use. By developing a policy framework for better products while making product design more accessible, we can make less waste and better use of the things in our lives.
Some Ideas We're Thinking About:
Project: Recycle = Technology + Transformation + Creativity
Why is this important?
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- The amount of waste is disproportionately produced. The majority of the world’s waste come from urban areas – lifestyles are known to affect our trash output. When we adjust how we design our cities we can reduce the number of things we throw out
- There is a positive correlation between affluence and waste production, as well as between urban and rural residence – we can design zero-waste lifestyles regardless where we live. We need to create closed loop systems in every consumption aspect of our lives
- By 2025 global garbage production rate will double – unabated we’re going to be living in and around our trash, this is a problem we need to address before we see it
- Rates of garbage production are estimated to rise to over 11 million tonnes per day by 2100 (in a current rate growth scenario)
- OECD countries produce around 1.75 million tonnes of waste per day (this is expected to increase until 2050
- China’s solid waste is expected to increase from 520,550 tonnes per day to 1.4 million tonnes per day in 2025
- Developing nations are increasing their rate of garbage relative to their economic growth and productivity – cooperating at the urban level we can mitigate our trash out while helping developing nations solve their growth impacts