About This Live Project

Sheffield Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up and owned by Sheffield City Council to manage council housing in Sheffield. As our client, Sheffield Homes offered us a list of potential project briefs for us to choose from, all of which deal with important issues and concerns regarding the current council housing stock in Sheffield. Our group decided to embark upon developing innovative solutions to address the important issue of waste disposal in flatted council estates. Our hope is that our efforts can offer strong design initiatives on the topic whilst creating awareness and incentive on the importance of recycling and proper disposal of household waste.

Monday, 20 October 2008


I mentioned my visit to Eureka a couple of meetings ago, here are a couple of images showing the only recycling intervention they had on display within the museum.

The container has three slots on each side, labelled 'Glass', 'Aluminium' and 'Paper'. The children are encouraged to take these plastic 'chips' which have different images of waste products printed on them such as a small group of empty bottles. If the children deposit these chips in the appropriate slot then a noise, typical of that product falling into a container, sounds (such as a glass bottle smashing). If incorrect, a buzzer sounds followed by a voice explaining that this product does not belong in that particular container.

Eureka - the Museum for Children

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