Anja Assejev + Jack Lord Gold

Discipline Winner
Service Design

Theme
Environment + Sustainability

University
Loughborough University

Anja Assejev's Website

The final proposal is a sustainable product-service system that encourages the conscious consumption of disposable children’s nappies through a closed-loop subscription service. By leveraging the versatile properties of bamboo, the service offers fully compostable nappies and disposal bins that are delivered, collected and composted by the supporting system network. Single-use nappies take up to 500 years to decompose in landfill (FOE, 2018) and account for 2-3% of all household waste in the UK (BBC, 2018). By recycling its waste, the proposed service removes the need for landfill disposal.