Organisation Category: Manufacturing
Method make stylish recycling bins for workplaces that users love – designed and
made in New Zealand. They’ve been called the ‘Dyson’ of office recycling.
Method began when the co-founders India and Steven Korner observed the poor
quality of recycling solutions available for offices. They saw sophisticated
environments with recycling an afterthought – in conflict with the aesthetic created by
With the increasing popularity of open-plan and activity-based spaces, they wanted a
bin that was visible, flexible and convenient, not hidden away in cupboards. They
spent three years researching and designing a bin for the modern space. The bins
are now diverting organisations around the world from Te Papa, to the Sydney
Cricket Grounds to the innovative offices of Foster + Partners.
The result is a bin that simplifies the recycling process and engages users to reduce
waste to landfill.
The bins are made from 50% recycled materials, and they’re working to increase this
to 100% when the supply and infrastructure are ratified. With a preference for NZ
sourced materials and always ensuring the bins are fully recyclable at the end of their
life, they’re truly sustainable bins.
Method Recycling aims to improve recycling in the workspace, by understanding that
design and visibility drive behavioural change and positive awareness.
Listing last updated 22/08/2017