When I first started designing Squijit I had lots of ideas about colours and textures and general product ‘look’. During the many meetings with the design team, I would ask questions like ‘Can I have a lovely big swirl across the middle of the Squijit clamp?’ or ‘What about this design, can it look like this?’.
I didn’t realise at the time that there’s a lot more to designing an environmentally friendly product than first meets the eye.
Fortunately the Squijit design team had a vast amount of experience in recycling techniques and materials and they knew a thing or two about creating an environmentally responsible and well thought out product. Apparently the key factor to recyclability is to NOT use any ‘mixed materials’.
That you had to really think about mixing different materials in designing a new product had never really occurred to me!Read More