Environmental Impact on Moneyenvironmental impact on money InYoung Kim Gemma Glasser Hyemi Lee
Problem Environmental Impact on Money PVC • particularly hardy type of plasticpremature ventricular complex • resistant to oil and chemicals, sunlight, weathering and flame resistant • ranks the third in global plastic output • over 33 million tons of PVC is being produced each year • around 57% of PVC mass is chlorine PVC wastes
Environmental Impact on MoneyHow Can we create a green design interventionfor the process of the credit card as well as the material? +
Research Environmental Impact on Money Survey Questionnaires 1. How sustainable do you think credit card is? 2. How often do you get a new credit card? 3. Do you ever keep your old credit cards? 4. If yes, have you used them for anything else? 5. Do you think it is wasteful to throw them?
Research Environmental Impact on Money 1. How sustainable do you think credit card is? 2. How often do you get a new credit card?
Research - survey Environmental Impact on Money 3. Do you ever keep your old credit cards? 4. If yes, have you used them for anything else?
Research - survey Environmental Impact on Money 5. Do you think it is wasteful to throw them?
Research - interview Environmental Impact on Money • Knows the system of credit cards • Most of her cards were received through the random mails Kelly from companies 28 years old Banker • Receives several credit cards each week • It is one of the ways how firms reaching out to the new customers • As a marketing plan, companies let people to choose options: materials, characters, and design Q: How sustainable do you think credit card is? A: Since most of the credit cards are made of PVC, it is clearly not a sustainable at all.
Research - interview Environmental Impact on Money • Has 14 credit cards in her wallet • Receives several credit cards each week Clair 24 years old • It is one of the ways how firms reaching out to the new Fashion Merchandiser customers • keeps them and recycles them with other plastic materials “There should be more ways to recycle credit cards. Many of my friends are just throw them away because they cannot do anything with them”
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Idea Environmental Impact on Money 1. intervene in the actual system - create an idea that would alter the act of purchasing 2. address the actual material, or energy system - by creating a new job for these pieces of plastic 3. create something more conceptual - bring awareness to how unsustainable our consumption via credit cards is
Process Environmental Impact on Money combining all the ideas...
questions Environmental Impact on Money ? • what would happen if the actual material of the credit card was altered? • How would this simple alteration change or perspective through material? • what if there were lace ones? • What if a credit card was a more precious object, one that was fragile, that required thought and care when used? • What if it was more like an eco-system? • If everyone used such a thing, how would that change consumption habits?
PVC recycling system Environmental Impact on Money collects PVC transports PVC to the factory pulverizes PVC PVC solar panel compounds PVC
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