Flat-pack toaster helps people understand technology
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According to a United Nations University report, 12.8 million tons of small equipment (such as vacuum cleaners, microwaves, toasters, electric shavers and video cameras) is thrown away each year, part of a throw-away culture that encourages overconsumption and leads to waste. But with flat pack homes and self-assembly shoes already a reality – we have to wonder if do-it-yourself appliances might help reduce waste. In fact, Scottish designer Kasey Hou has developed a project that encourages people to repair products instead of throwing them away. Hou began from the realization that “most products are designed to be ‘sealed boxes’ that…
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