About ReCollector

ReCollector is an innovative, user-friendly, and Danish-designed system for waste sorting. Their rigorous design stores a wide range of smart features that make your everyday life easier and more manageable when you need to sort your waste. The boxes have an opening and closing mechanism that is easy to operate, handles so you can take the entire drawer out, the option to put garbage bags in buckles, and is also completely odourless. The sorting boxes themselves can be hung and combined according to what suits your home space and personal style. The solution is practical when you do not have space under the sink or want better accessibility.

 

ReCollector sorts your waste in a stylish, easy and sustainable way! Their solution not only makes waste sorting easy and effortless, but the product is also made of 100% recycled plastic, and can be recycled afterwards as many times needed. ReCollector's sorting system is created for you who want to rethink the clutter of life as a resource to be recycled for a circular economy.

 

ReCollector's designs and colours are not random either! They focus on conveying a simple, beautiful, and calm expression, pulling inspiration from nature and the Nordic lifestyle. In the design of the sorting box, ReCollector made an effort to create a classic and timeless piece that can adorn the home and get control of your waste sorting. Their designs come in harmonious colours and simple shapes so you can be proud to show that you take care of the future!

Brand Ethos

ReCollector has a strong focus on sustainability and tries to incorporate the circular economy into all decisions regarding procurement, partners, and creating recycling products. In their vision, waste sorting must be easy and clear to function in everyday life, which is why their product is designed with flexibility and functionality going hand in hand. With ReCollector, you get a sustainable solution for your recyclable waste in a gorgeous Nordic design!

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

For ReCollector, sustainability is about getting the best out of the earth's resources in a sound way that doesn’t harm the environment. With an overwhelming amount of waste on our hands, ReCollector didn’t want to contribute to over-consumption of fossil resources such as gas and oil. If plastic doesn’t get recycled, it either decomposes to CO2 by burning, or worse, it ends up as polluting waste in nature.

 

Despite its fossil origins, recycled plastic is a much more sustainable material, as it helps reduce CO2 emissions and saves on fossil fuels. For example, for every ton of recycled plastic, 3.8 barrels of oil are saved. That is why ReCollector’s patented waste sorting solution is made of 100% recycled PP plastic (polypropylene). It consists of a clean plastic material and can therefore be given countless new lives after each use. This means that you help to pull 2 ​​kg out of our collective waste for each ReCollector sorting bin you hang on your wall.

 

The brand creates and produces only through strategic partners, where knowledge, production methods, and materials contribute to creating sustainable products that can be included in a circular production and consumption. With its focus on promoting better waste sorting, the products can contribute to more sustainable cities and communities. By using plastic that is both recycled and recyclable, ReCollector also supports two of the SDGs they have chosen to focus on – 11 and 12 respectively, with sub-goals that specifically address recycling.

 

Their design is based on a large number of anthropological studies, in order to create functionality based on consumer needs. ReCollector developed an efficient and flexible way of sorting waste that can be accommodated in every home, taking into account lack of space issues, neat design, and accessibility. The brand makes it even easier with short videos on assembly and maintenance, proving that longevity is one of their main objectives.

The Comarché Notes

Offsetting the linear mindset commonly found in design, ReCollector draws inspiration from nature where everything is circular. When something dies in nature, it doesn’t become waste; it just enters a different cycle! So, we applaud ReCollector’s innovative waste sorting solution, as it finally puts an end to this dilemma – How long should we let waste be a problem until we allow it to become a resource?   NOTICE: All ReCollector boxes are sent without screws. This is an active decision by ReCollector since screws often become abdundant due to individuals using their own or the wall intended for the boxes are incompatible with enclosed screws. 

Certifications, councils and pacts

The Brand does not work with any registered certifications. Neither on brand level nor in relation to one or more phases in the Product Life Cycle as depicted in the Comarche Framework.
See here for more information on the framework.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities image Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

More than half of us  live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity—6.5 billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.

The rapid growth of cities—a result of rising populations and increasing migration—has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life.

Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

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Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production image Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Agriculture is the biggest user of water worldwide, and irrigation now claims close to 70 percent of all freshwater for human use.

The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal. Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste is equally important, as is supporting developing countries to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption by 2030.

A large share of the world population is still consuming far too little to meet even their basic needs.  Halving the per capita of global food waste at the retailer and consumer levels is also important for creating more efficient production and supply chains. This can help with food security, and shift us towards a more resource efficient economy.

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Sustainable highlights on brand level

Product Lifecycle

Design

The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.

        Production

        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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