PROJECT OVERVIEW
This project is focused on identifying sustainable design problems, exploring sustainable design issues, principles, and processes, then designing a product that is enticing, sustainable, useful and manufacturable.
Skills used: Sketching, CAD modeling, Prototyping, Keyshot rendering
PRODUCT: OSTER TOASTER
Claims to have "Advanced Toast technology" but has features that resemble most of the toasters on the market. It has a plastic base,  and pressed metal for the top to cover all the generic toaster internals.
OPPoRTUNITY
01 - Connection of manufacturer and recycling process - a system to return old, used, or broken products and parts.
02 - components comprised of 90% recyclable, recycled, biodegradable, or bio-based materials
03 - Fewer parts - consumer or manufacturer is able to take apart and clean product to recover materials
04 - Modular design so that parts can e easily swapped out without jeopardizing the entire product.
05 - Circular life cycle, skip the landfill!
DESIGN BRIEF
01 - Simple components to aid in recycling
02 - Sustainable and recyclable materials
03 - Quality product that will last forever with proper care
04 - Cleaned easily with removable components 

PRELIMANARY CONCEPTS
FINAL CONCEPTS
CHOSEN DIRECTION
REFINEMENT
MATERIALS
PORCELAIN is made from natural and abundant raw materials. It also has good recyclability and repurpose ability, as well as a fireproof insulator. 

STAINLESS STEEL is a strong, corrosion resistant material that can be recycle infinitely and does not strong effects on the environment if recycled properly and is kept away from landfill.

CELLULOSE-BASED BIO-PLASTICS have the potential to be a more sustainable alternative to traditional petrochemical-based plastics, as they are made from renewable resources and can be biodegradable or compostable.
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