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Waste and Consumption by Mind Map: Waste and Consumption
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Waste and Consumption

Initial Problem

climate change, floods

Questions to answer

How to get rid of waste and rethink consumption?

Meaning: What waste means for the people in ....?

General Waste related Observations (Contextmapping)

Activities and Practices?

Values, Attitudes, Norms & Beliefs?


Needs, Wishes, Experiences?

Pattern of Behavior?

Improvised and surprising Solutions?

Historical Era Analysis: How Waste is perceived in the context of time?

When DE/CA/AT/RU established the first landfills?

Cultural barriers to transition?

Why do we care about it?

people getting ill... etc.

Resources left to check

YouTube Playlist with Waste Initiatives

Task (according to Schneider)

take radical user perspective (Ask other people, how they deal with ...)

How can we overcome the "I am not concerned" attitude?

adress problem + generate economy --> evolve DT-Approach

"Culture generates Economy" (or the other way around)

must be rooted in culture

must be connected to social or climate change

transform existing businesses / generate resp. explore new opportunities

Schneider: I want to learn something! --> show how to use and further develop the methodology "Show how DT can contribute" --> opportunity arises from observation

research from different perspectives / find smallest common denominator

Categories for classification of Waste Initiatives

Inluence Human Behavior

animate a certain behavior (funny bins)

raise awareness (waste art)

make people conscious


reuse (second hand clothes, cars to africa)

repurpose (Earthship, use the same for different)

repair (repairment shops, mobile-phones in Africa)

recycle (upcycle, downcycle, etc.)

reduce (energy-reduction, less consumption)



Industry Solution (Businesses)

Individual Initiatives (one Person)

Private Initiatives (NPO, NGO, Community Initiatives (in villages etc.))

Governmental Initiatives and Directives

Causes/Trigger/Motivations for Initiatives

event based (natural disaster: e.g. New Orleans)

forced by government (Law, regulations, directives)


Preferenced Criteria


fun, original, newness, creativity, innovation, surprise, feasible


Corny, "Limited Opportunity for Application"

Schneider Mail extern: intern: garbage clan

Description: Information exchange of "uncorny" waste initiatives and creative/innovative ideas on consumption.

Vision: The establishment of a worldwide idea-sharing platform for waste initiatives with a high degree of novelty.