Envi Dustbin for Braun Design Competition
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    Category: urban dustbin Client: BraunPrize Completed: 2009 Design team: Cecilia Jia, Johnny Chen
One of the 58 projects (on 1074 entries) shortlisted for the second round of the BraunPrize competition.
Awards: Nominated for INDEX Award, Design to improve Life 2011.
Today, due toclimate changes, political issues, social evolution and the emerging markets,we are fighting against the clock with our waste. Design becomes responsiblefor a green and environment-friendly future more than ever.Can you imaginethe tomorrow’s world full of «green» waste under the pretext that Mother Naturewill do the work? That’s why today’sdesigner can be more like an “ecological father” of new ideas, for the nextcoming generations.Envi, is aforesight urban dustbin, promoting composting from biodegradable waste. 

The project is based on a social approach. It shows the benefits that we can takefrom urban recycling. It makes waste into nutritious compost for the plant which it carries and lives in harmony with. The big part of the produced compost can be separated from Envi for usagein other occasions. Thisproject uses bio-reactive substances based on photo catalysis to accelerate thedegradation process of waste, remove bad smells and polluting gas. It is anindicator of human activities on our environment. If the people action ispositive the plant grows up, if not it will disappear. Envi is eco-friendly in a coherent approach; attention was placed on the choice ofthe materials and their treatment.
Industrial Design : Julien Bergignat, Cecilia Jia, Johnny Chen