Announcing the Binners’ Hook!
The Binners’ Project has now launched the first test phase for a Binners’ Hook, a place for residents to leave refundable bottles and cans outside their property for easy and safe pick-up by local binners. It is a product of nearly 8 months of consultations, prototyping and testing from a variety of stakeholders including residents, recycling and waste management teams, industrial designers and metal fabricator experts to ensure that all aspects of the design were ready to come together in a simple, yet effective way for people to leave redeemable bottles and cans for local binners.
The Binners’ Hook is on sale for $10 each and the program is accepting residents in Metro Vancouver (Vancouver and surrounding regions) to participate in the first pilot phase. They’re asking all residents who want to participate the first pilot phase – which spans 3 months – that they participate in two short surveys to ensure the Binners’ Project is putting the best possible product out there.
See some of the stories on Twitter (@Binners_Project) already coming out of the interactions between residents and binners that are installing these hooks, by request from the resident. Core Binner members of the Binners’ Project have worked tirelessly to create this from its initial idea phase, and have lent their expertise, lived experiences, and connections to the binner community to make the success of the Binners’ Hook a reality. Prototype design thanks to the Binners’ Project design partner, Basic Design, and support for this initiative comes in part from LEDlab, a joint initiative of Ecotrust Canada and RADIUS SFU.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Binners’ Hook.
Video by Priyanka Roy
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