:: Specific Design Brief
Action 1: Sustainability campaign
GRAPHIC DESIGN SRI LANKA
GENERIC DESIGN CONTEXT
In many communities, it is hard to promote change towards a more sustainable way
of life. Identify a community (e.g. a school, a local area) and a sustainability
issue that affects it, and devise a 3D and a 2D campaign to promote a more
sustainable way of life.
SPECIFIC DESIGN BRIEF
In many areas of
Sri Lanka, a considerable amount of plastic waste is generated (e.g. plastic
bags, plastic bottles). There is no waste collection scheme but some communities
have begun to collect and recycle plastics for re-sale. They have been
successful locally but would like to extend their ideas further afield. Design
and make a 3D and 2D graphic to promote the idea of collecting plastics for
recycling and re-sale.
Pushpa Nilanthi is the manager of the Waste Management Recycling Scheme in
Galle. She works in partnership with an international charity, Practical Action. They have their headquarters in the UK but
also have offices in
Sri Lanka. Your first point of contact will be Practical Action UK, who can provide answers
to many questions about the plastic recycling project. Contact their Development
Education team by email ([email protected])
or by phone (01926-63441). If they cannot answer your queries, they will contact
Practical Action Sri Lanka or, if necessary, Pushpa at the Waste Management Recycling team
• Pushpa’s team have already made a huge impact in a small part of the Dadella
area. The people there are proud of the cleanliness of their community, and of
the increased prosperity derived from their re-use of recycled plastics in their
home gardens. It is a much more sustainable community as a result – social
• The recycling plant is a collective operation. People work a rota and they all
benefit from the sale of the recycled plastics – economic sustainability.
• The recycling and reuse of plastics means that less waste is generated and
this has environmental implications.
THE STORY SO FAR
If you decide
to work on this design brief, don't forget to consider the issues of
sustainability in the different phases of your designing and making.
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