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Stainless Steel Trash Can | mDesign Sustainable Features

Stainless Steel Trash Can | mDesign Sustainable Features

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Brand: mDesign
Capacity: 10 Liters
Color: Bronze
Opening Mechanism: Open-Top
Material: Steel
Finish Type: Bronze,Stainless Steel
Item Weight: 0.9 Kilograms

ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When your current waste bin reaches the end of its life, replace it with a stainless steel bin
  2. These bins will fit into tight spaces in small bathrooms
  3. Use standard small trash bags - biodegradable bags are best
  4. Use until end of life and then drop into recycling

EMBRACE

  1. Can be used for a lifetime if properly cared for
  2. Is made of infinitely recyclable stainless steel
  3. Will fit into tight spots in small bathrooms and can be used with standard small trash bags


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Plastic Waste Bins


AVOID

  1. Plastic bins will eventually reach the end of life by warping or cracking
  2. Plastic is rarely recycled and will end up in landfill
  3. Once in the landfill, the plastic waste bin will start to emit microplastics


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Where possible, it is best to avoid adding more plastic to our lives, our households, and our environment. A plastic waste bin is a big piece of plastic that can be replaced with a stainless steel bin at no greater cost

Overall Sustainability Score - 87 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 10/10) - Costs about the same as plastic alternatives

Packaging (Score - 7/10) -  Comes in mostly sustainable packaging, but has some plastic wrap

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Ideally shaped for tight spots in bathrooms

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Will likely last a lifetime or beyond

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Perfectly shaped for tight spots in smaller bathrooms

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Will take standard small trash bags

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Is stainless steel and infinitely recyclable

Recycling (Score - 10/10) - Is infinitely recyclable.