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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?

Environment

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 http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9DF5A77F9B2A894C

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

Approaches

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)

disposal

Subject

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)

altruism

Preferenced Criteria

Like

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

Dislike

Corny, "Limited Opportunity for Application"

Schneider Mail extern: globalwasteideas.org 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.