Does Size Matter?
“If we are to be taken seriously, we must first practice what we preach.”
After reading, the Sustainability in Graphic Design article I was actually inspired to initiate the practices that were suggested towards the end of the article in the workplace. We currently use recycled paper as of right now, however as the article states we can go beyond the preliminary practices by evaluating the communication materials and objectives of the vendors that we use. On a personal note, question that has been on my mind for quite sometime is the size of our recycling bins in our everyday lives. We recycle so much at home that our bin is constantly overflowing to the point where we use another clear bin for the additional products. The picture above only depicts the recycled items accumulated ONE day after the garbage has been picked up so you can imagine what it may look like after 1 week. I’ve always questioned, if there is a massive effort to place an emphasis on recycling, which is the provided container so much smaller than the dumpster? The same can be seen at work (my recycling bin is dwarfed by my trash can).