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Recycling redesigned by Method

Method have redesigned recycling to make your space even more effective.

They are the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, found globally in large facilities. Including world-renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners, the Design Council, Qantas, Canva, Xero and many more.

Method started with the desire to make a visible difference. The co-founders, Steven and India Korner, believed that a well-designed bin had the power to create better workplace habits.

The Korners spent three years mastering Method’s award-winning bins and recyclable packaging – holding focus groups, preparing prototypes, and even assisting cleaners on night-shifts.

All of this hard work paid off, resulting in the colour-coded and ultimately behaviour-changing Method 60L Office Recycling Bin.

Introducing the award-winning bins

The bin’s defining features have been informed and inspired by its users – optimally sized for recycling in modern spaces. The lids come with open or touch lids coloured to compliment modern aesthetics while matching industry standards; and the simple graphics make it easy for users to separate their waste correctly.

The bins form flexible recycling stations to be placed throughout your facility. This is the optimal way to maximise efficiency in your facility, as well as placing individual bins where recyclables are generated, such as organics in the kitchen, or paper next to the photocopier.

With their innovative recycling stations Method pioneered the philosophy of Open Plan Recycling, bringing the bins out into the open plan design of modern spaces. This changes workplace recycling habits by increasing visibility and accountability. With Method, sustainable practice becomes part of the furniture – visibly out in the open, beautiful and considered.

The Method system benefits every person in the waste process of a space, with fewer bins and liners to purchase and service, organisations save a significant amount over the course of a year. Management are able to visibly assert their commitment to sustainability, and waste service providers will receive waste that has been accurately sorted at source.

Inspired by a committed cleaner, Method developed a patented Bag Retainer System that holds liners in place and hides them from sight to maintain the sleek lines, while making the bins hygienic and easy to change.

Further, out in the open, the bins generate conversations and unite users in a larger purpose to achieve greater diversion at work, and subsequently at home.

Complete the system with specialised accessories

To complement the recycling stations, Method designed specialised accessories. The HD Connectors are engineered to seamlessly lock bins in place; you can arrange your bins back-to-back, in a line, or mount them to a wall with this tool. For larger stations, easily extend your HD Connectors with the HD Expansion Kit. Save your cleaners time with this accessory that alleviates the pain of having to re-organise bins on a daily basis, particularly in high-flow spaces.

Method’s Precyclers provide short term storage for paper, recycling and waste at the desk, while encouraging the separation before it is transferred to the nearest station. A great tool in the transition from desk bins.

How Method have helped the Sydney Cricket Ground

The Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium in Australia needed a waste management system robust enough to be able to withstand a hospitality environment. They turned to Method for their creativity when it came to a collaboration on custom design, and their clear, bright waste stream labelling.

“It is important to demonstrate a positive approach to reducing environmental impact,” says William Konya, Presentation Services Manager of the Sydney Cricket Ground. “The visual element of Method’s bins has been effective in garnering support for the recovery process.”

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