You decide which products The People’s Design Lab redesigns this summer. Let’s design out waste!

Since we launched The People’s Design Lab in April, we have been collecting nominations for products people find wasteful and would like to see redesigned – over 100 ideas so far! Now we want your help to decide which will be treated to a redesign over the summer. Click on the “vote now” button and have your say!

Our nominations are:

Award Nominations
THE WEAKEST LINK AWARD for Products You Thought Would Last a Long Time
  • Kettles
  • Headphones that are unfixable
  • Inkjet printers
THE BIN AGAIN AWARD for Stuff You Throw Away Week After Week
  • Black food packaging trays
  • Pump dispenser
  • Multi-layer envelopes
THE RUSSIAN DOLL AWARD for Unnecessary Packaging
  • Polystyrene food packaging
  • Too much hard plastic packaging
  • Dead space pharmaceutical packaging


  • Small electronic chargers
  • Multiple train tickets for one journey
  • Footwear soles
Award for Best Zero Waste Design
  • Open source designs for reuse
  • Reusable carpet tiles – interface
  • Eco laundry products

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