Axion Polymers, a UK-based company that makes high-grade polymers that are 100% recycled from refrigerators, TVs and game consoles, has announced the winner of their first-ever Green Product Design Competition. Entrants were asked to come up with a product that used their material and would somehow help the environment, and top prize went to Gary Poolman of Aphid Design for this odd-looking device:
So what is it?
[The] 'Wazzon' is a clever gadget for quickly drying plastic sandwich bags so they can be washed and re-used. Designed to be made from Axion's 100 percent recycled plastic Axpoly compound, the injection-moulded, three-pronged Wazzon can also be used to dry other types of bags and items, such as rubber gloves.
...They believe the potential UK market size for his invention would be nearly 6 million. This figure is based on an estimated combination of young professionals making their own sandwiches (30 percent), and schoolchildren (8 percent) having sandwiches made for them.
I'm a fan of Axion Polymers' recycling supply chain and I applaud Poolman's idea, but I must admit I'm not very confident the public will buy this and begin recycling their sandwich bags (at least not without, um, a more compelling rendering). What do you think, is it just me?
via recycling portal