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Method Recycling finalist story

Method has created a stylish and functional recycling bin to suit corporate environments. The bins aim to engage users, reduce waste to landfill and contribute to office cultural and environmental goals.

Method is the only supplier of New Zealand designed and made recycling bins. The modern aesthetic and use of design thinking has been the company’s competitive advantage and Method was awarded a Bronze award for its product and packaging in the New Zealand Design Institute Awards (2015).

The bins are designed for open plan areas and act as a visual reminder to recycle rather than use an outdoor wheelie bin or bins hidden in built-in drawers. Companies can choose which streams they want to target, e.g. mixed plastics, soft plastics and paper, and Method provides individual bins that lock together.

Method’s products help businesses effectively recycle, thereby increasing the percentage of waste they divert from landfill. Since the company’s launch in January 2015 it has sold 4000 recycling bins and over 1000 precyclers (desk accessories). 

Method Recycling received a Commendation in the Mega Efficiency Innovation category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards