During the four years I have lived in Rinkeby, I have been amazed by how badly the recycling station at Rinkebysvängen works. With my work I want to show how to make the disposal area a nicer and more sustainable place.
Wherever you go in Rinkeby, you are met by garbage, with litter on the streets and in the parks. The recycling station at Rinkebysvängen is no exception, it works more like a landfill rather than a recycling centre. It is too small for the number of households that use it, and it is poorly planned.
I want to show an alternative to today’s recycling station, a place that is easy to use with the help of clear colour coding and exaggerated shapes. The goal is to appeal to both adults and children, as I believe that sorting waste is a task that children often help their parents with.
I think it is important how a place is being communicated if you want it to be used in a sustainable way, and have therefore put a lot of focus on making the station a nice place to be.
My work is based on conversations with neighbours, research, and my own experience using the recycling station. I have allowed myself to think freely and not relate too much to rules as I want the station to be considered a place encouraging good habits as well as having a playful expression.