Smart Idea: Zero Waste

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PHOTO Studio Miru WORDS AND PRODUCTION Annemarie Meintjes

The lockdown has driven our awareness of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra – especially when it comes to the styrofoam packaging of our online purchases.

During lockdown, when online shopping ruled, the packaging was often more exciting than the product. In Smart Idea segments, we’ve turned boxes into lights, woven a rug from cardboard strips and used bubble wrap to block out unwanted views – but this repurposing of styrofoam packaging as a screen for a “new normal” office lunch is the winner of 2020’s “Dustbin Design” award.