WASTED’s BULKY WASTE POSTER

We have developed this poster in order to assist participants in managing repairing, reusing and recycling their bulky waste throughout the WASTED system.

There is huge potential for bulky waste to provide ongoing value to our community. This can either be through moving the item to a new home where it can be used, by repairing it, or by recycling the materials making up the item. All of this possibilities are reduced when items are left on the street for the monthly pick up. This is particularly true in the Noord where alternative channels are less frequently chosen. We want to change this and make repairing, reusing and recycling common practice within our community.

WASTED gets Bulky

The expansion of WASTED’s system to include bulky waste does represent a increase in the complexity of networks and material pathways. Prior to bulky waste, WASTED was solely focused on promoting recycling. Bulky waste takes WASTED one step closer to the source of the problem, consumption. Promoting a second life for goods through repairing or through reusing means less consumption. In order to be effective we have conducted extensive awareness campaigns as well as creating and connecting networks of people and businesses that see value in repairing, reusing and recycling. The campaign will culminate in the WASTED party being held on the 26th of May at Pekmarkt. This poster is the fruit of months of research and hard work. We spoke with WASTED members, the municipality and countless waste management professionals to perfect a design that provides a lot of information in a simple, easy to understand design.

We are pleased to present our new bulky waste poster with everything a citizen of the Noord needs to know about handling their bulky waste. The poster provides easy to understand guidance on how to repair, reuse and recycle your bulky waste and second hand goods through the WASTED system. The poster provides information covering three main areas; the value of your bulky waste in our system, where the key bulky waste locations are situated and step by step guide on how to use your system.

 

Bulky Waste Reward Scheme

The poster provides an outline of exactly how much your repairing, reusing and recycling is worth to you in digital WASTED coins. Repairing your items has the most value in this system. This is because repairing provides the most social and environmental benefits from a circular perspective. Following repairing is reuse. This is when you have a product that is in good condition but you no longer have use for it. So you can decide to give it to the thrift shop to sell on. We are very happy to provide the added incentive for people to take their unwanted goods to thrift shops rather than just throwing them away. Finally, you even earn digital coins for simply recycling your bulky waste. Which is a great deal, even if we do say so ourselves. The value of your efforts is then scaled by the size of the items, separated into small (approximately ¼ of a cubic metre), medium (within 1 cubic metre) and large (anything larger than 1 cubic metre).

Second life locations

The poster provides an easy to read map locating convenient places to drop-off second hand goods and bulky waste. There are three repair cafe’s, eight product reuse points (such as thrift shops) and sixteen material recycle points. Each of the points is numbered and connected to a sidebar with all the relevant information, such as shop names, descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, opening hours and websites or facebook pages.

 Bulky waste information

People are busy and don’t generally want to give too much thought into how they are going to deal with their bulky waste or old and unwanted items. We broke down the WASTED process for bulky waste into 5 easy to understand steps.

 

 What else?

There is valuable information on the poster such as the transportation options available to resident. If the item is too big to transport on your bike, resident have access to cargo bikes or a van. These options are free, only requiring a deposit. All the contact information is on the poster. Furthermore, we are experimenting with providing our own cargo bike to members. By providing more transport options we hope to improve convenience for the community to act sustainably.

It may or may not seem obvious to you what bulky waste is. That is why the poster includes a set of pictures illustrating the variety of types of bulky waste.

We hope you find the poster informative and useful in giving your bulky waste a second life!

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Created on 26 April 2018

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