Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Design that Works

As our society moves toward decreasing the crap we put into landfills (or into garbage burners), there has to be a way to collect material from the public that's designed well enough that people put the right thing in the right place.

I recently saw a good example at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

The organics opening at left is larger than the others, and the photos above the openings make it clear what goes into each hole. (Including, in this case, the plastic silverware used at all of the food vendors.)

It may not surprise my regular readers to know that I often peer into receptacles to see if the correct items have been deposited, and have been known to pull recyclables or organics out of trash cans or plastics out of organic cans.

In the case of the Minneapolis Convention Center, I didn't see any problems with placement of stuff. So, well done, designers!