Fabriano easy recycling bin

People often find creative ways to create their own paper recycling bins from available items such as shopping bags or cardboard boxes – this design simply uses similar principles to stacked coffee filters to facilitate your own easy recycling process.

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Fabriano is almost too simple to require illustration yet the pictures are compelling – you simply fill the bin to capacity and then lift out the top bag, which (being all paper) is then fully ready to be recycled and leaves behind a clean liner you can use to start all over again. Designers Ricardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice and Emanuele Pizzolorusso came up with this brilliant simplification, which also can help reduce the amount of plastic we throw away every day. Imagine the impact it could make if even a fraction of households adopted a system like this.

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“Fabriano is a basket made entirely of recycled paper. The thin layers consist of 50 disposable bags and when the bin is full you just have to extract the bag and throw it away, the layer beneath is ready to collect more paper. The shape of a ‘muffin cup’ is easy to produce and allows to obtain the shape of a classic office bin, as well as it gives a personality to it.”

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About designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso:

“Emanuele Pizzolorusso is an Italian designer who works as a concept and industrial designer. His creations – like the Crumpled City Map – are playful, unexpected and very functional. The designs of the Italian are made to question the relationship between a product and its usage for the user.”

About designer Domenico Orefice:

“Domenico Orefice’s work is based on respecting matter and its history, transcending the traditional distinctions between design, craftsmanship, and art. He seeks a distinctive form in the object, communicating the project in a clear and immediate way, and playfully re-examines the form and function of the object giving it new meanings.”