'MAKE IT CIRCULAR’ – An Open Poster On Circular Making

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#34

@jo_stigo

This is great :astonished: ! I think it is going somewhere. How about:

Try to avoid toxic ingredients.

or

Try not to include toxins.

I think I like the second one.


#35

Cool Lars! I like both of your sentences! they are short and transport the message. I would be happy with both. I thought about both. At first i liked the second more aswell. Now i am thinking about the first one. What i like about the “avoid toxic ingredients” part, it gives the designer also the feeling to think about what is in there basic material they use. Which is a very cool thing.
The second one can have that too. I just thinking if someone takes a material and uses it for a new product (ReUse or "Re"Cycle) with the second sentence he may thinks “ok i will not add a toxic layer of paint”. I dont know if the second sentence implement to think about the basic material and what is in it, or if its good to use in the first place. The include part implements for me to add something to a certain material. But i dont know if i get overly suspicious ha ha
It is just always hard to break something like this down to one sentence :slight_smile:
“try to avoid toxins” but i think i prefer the first of your sentences…
what do you think?


#36

I think I like the second one better. For two reasons:

(1) “Avoid” - there is already a sentence that starts with “Avoid” - “Avoid expensive special …”

(2) “toxic ingredients” could also be seen as a metaphor. “Toxins” on the other side brings me in my thinking down to the molecular level. The poster is supposed to work in two ways: A. to inspire google searches (then toxins is the better search term) or B. work as a reminder for things you already know (then toxins uploads all the images about molecules in the ocean killing bacteria, harming algae …)

If you are happy with both I would go for the second one.


#37

I am still no sure about the “include” part ha ha. But i also cant really think about another word :slight_smile:
is just searched quickly for a synonym. :wink:
“keep away from toxins”
“Try to exclude toxins”
"Exclude toxins"
OK now i feel like i am splitting hairs :wink:
Your second one is fine :wink: Either way its cool that a sentence with toxins will be INCLUDED (ha ha)


#38

Cool. Lets go with the second one then. I will put together the new version of the text quite soon. And then we’ll see how the sentence looks in the context.


#40

Hi! We’re from a Transition Town movement near Barcelona (Molins en Transició) and we liked the poster so much that decided to translate it into Catalan. There it goes!
Make circularitat_cat.docx (119.1 KB)


#41

Fantastic! Very cool.

The text is not quite finished. (There will be one line added.) I’ll ping you when it is done so you can add it as well. Very nice.


#42

Super, I am also waiting for the final version to use it at the Indy event.


#43

#Version 0.6 (content)

Ok. Here is a new version for the text. With quite a few changes. Sentences marked with two ** are new and sentences marked with one * are changed. Native speakers if you spot anything strange let me know.

I also kicked out this one. If someone thinks it should be integrated again. I am open to opinions:

Inhabit circularity. Reuse the reused, recycle the recycled, repair the repaired.

Ok. Here it is, Version 0.6

#Make: Circularity

Use easily recyclable materials. *

Source locally wherever you can. Work with what is locally available. *

Make the by-products of today’s project the material for tomorrow’s. *

Your project’s future? Is it made for the bin or made to build upon? *

Bio-based is cool, bio-degradable is cooler!

Screws are better than glues; nuts and bolts are even better!

Reversibility is key: Make everything separable and fit for reassembly.

Avoid toxins. Save rare materials. * *

Modularity is good! Parts that work as other parts are fun.

_

Repairing sometimes is the greatest kind of making.

update: Repairing is often the best kind of making

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Can you do more with less? Hack and improve old projects. Substitute something with nothing. *

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Use common and open standards and tools, avoid expensive special equipment and approaches. *

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Simple and easy to understand is beautiful, social and often more sustainable. *

Collaborate. Find symbioses with projects of others. * *

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Be open. Enable others to build upon your work. *

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Go for a walk in the woods, study how good nature is at circularity. *

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License remark

This poster is open, it is shared under the Creative-Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means you can do with it whatever you like even sell prints of it – please do – as long as you leave this remark here a part of it. | The poster was created by community members of the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays): Lars2i, RicardoRug, sharmarval, Jan_D, transitionmaike, cameralibre & jo_stiego. The design of the version above was made by Lars2i. | DOWNLOAD the poster to remix, translate or print it from here: oscedays.org/print


#44

What are the reasons to take it out? I have a few edits on the text, will upload a revised version shortly.


#45

Why take out:

Inhabit circularity. Reuse the reused, recycle the recycled, repair the repaired.

?

I thought it is a bit redundant, pedantic and the suggestion to walk in the woods the better finale.

Looking forward to the edits.

Almost done :sweat_drops:


#46

Make: Circularity

Use recyclable materials. *

[Deleted ‘easily’ because very few materials are ‘easily’ recyclable, it’s a bit meaningless to say this.]

Source locally whenever you can. Work with locally available materials. *

[‘Wherever’ doesn’t read well here, because of the use of the word ‘locally’ before it ‘locally wherever’…have changed it to ‘whenever’, as well as improving second part to read more clearly]

Make the by-products of today’s project the material for tomorrow’s. *

[Not sure ‘Make’ is the right word to start this sentence with. This works: 'The by-products of today’s project can be the materials for tomorrow’s.]

Your project’s future? Is it made for the bin or made to build upon? *

[Would it be better to say ‘product’s’ rather than ‘projects’ here and throughout?]

Bio-based is cool, bio-degradable is cooler!

Screws are better than glues: nuts and bolts are even better!

[Changed semi-colon to colon for consistency with other statements]

Reversibility is key: Make everything separable and fit for reassembly.

[Suggestion: ‘Reversibility is key: Maintain separable parts fit for reassembly’]

Avoid toxins. Save rare materials. * *

[I think ‘recover’ might be a better word than ‘save’ here - not 100% sure though?]

Modularity is good! Parts that work as other parts are fun.

_

Repairing is the greatest kind of making.

[Deleted ‘sometimes’ as it’s not grammatically correct…still not sure about this one]
_

Can you do more with less? Hack and improve old projects. Substitute something with nothing. *

[I find ‘substitute something with nothing’ a bit clunky: ‘keep it simple’ or ‘use the bare essentials’ are options]

_

Use common and open standards and tools. Avoid expensive special equipment and approaches. *

_

Simple and easy to understand is beautiful, social and often more sustainable. *

Collaborate. Find symbioses with other peoples’ projects. * *

[Changed order of words for better grammar]
_

Be open. Enable others to build upon your work. *

_

Go for a walk in the woods, study how good nature is at circularity. *

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License remark

This poster is open, it is shared under the Creative-Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means you can do with it whatever you like even sell prints of it – please do – as long as you leave this remark here a part of it. | The poster was created by community members of the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays): Lars2i, RicardoRug, sharmarval, Jan_D, transitionmaike, cameralibre & jo_stiego. The design of the version above was made by Lars2i. | DOWNLOAD the poster to remix, translate or print it from here: oscedays.org/print


#47

Just two questions at the moment.

Use (easily) recyclable materials

Maybe I am not well informed. But aren’t almost all materials recyclable? And It is just a question of energy and effort? So that is the reason for “easily”.

Repairing is (sometimes) the greatest kind of making.

Without sometimes… well, repairing is not ALWAYS the best thing to do. So without “sometimes” the sentence is just wrong. Is there another way to express that it is “sometimes” or “often” the better way?


#48

Thermoset plastics aren’t recyclable. Recycling is a dirty and energy intensive process that is the least desirable treatment. We want people to repair and reuse and I think using the term ‘easily’ is misleading. Very few materials are ‘easily’ recyclable…also very few materials are in fact recycled. In the UK, most are incinerated, sadly.

As for the second point, yes, agree - with ‘sometimes’ the sentence is also wrong :smile: ‘Repairing is often the best kind of making’ is better…


#49

I know you want to keep this practical and not really philosophical / theoretical but I think there is always a case for subversion. Here are two additional points that are important when we talk about circularity. The first point is of course the most critical question and the second can be conveyed as a practical point:

  • Questioning the genuine need for a project before we start making it, or, making things that solve real needs that improve peoples lives
  • Emotional attachment of products means people keep them longer and we can achieve this by making them unique or personalised

#50

Hi Sharon, Indeed. I want to keep it practical. Useful for someone who wants to build something (and can’t be stopped anymore). Your points are valid but both too vague for something practical. And the poster is open and ready to be forked and remixed. In this branch here I’d like to stay focussed on the practical things.

Also because it is for makers and hobbyists experimenting in Fablabs or maker spaces “projects” is probably better than “products”.


Ok. My next (and hopefully final) version comes in a second.


#51

#Version 0.7 (content)

#Make: Circularity

Use recyclable materials.

Source locally whenever you can.

Use the by-products of today’s project as material for tomorrow’s.

Your project’s future? Is it made for the bin or made to build upon?

Bio-based is cool, bio-degradable is cooler!

Screws are better than glues: Nuts and bolts are even better!

Reversibility is key: Make everything separable and fit for reassembly.

Avoid toxins and rare materials.

Modularity is good! Parts that work as other parts are fun.

_

Repairing is often the best kind of making.

_

Hack and improve old projects. Do more with less.

_

Use common and open standards and tools. Avoid expensive special equipment and approaches.

_

Simple and easy to understand is beautiful, social and often more sustainable.

Collaborate. Try to find symbioses with other peoples’ projects.

_

Openness is the key to circularity! Be open: Enable others to build upon your work.

_

Go for a walk in the woods, study how good nature is at circularity.

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License remark

This poster is open, it is shared under the Creative-Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means you can do with it whatever you like even sell prints of it – please do – as long as you leave this remark here a part of it. | The poster was created by community members of the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays): Lars2i, RicardoRug, sharmarval, Jan_D, transitionmaike, cameralibre & jo_stiego. The design of the version above was made by Lars2i. | DOWNLOAD the poster to remix, translate or print it from here: oscedays.org/print


#52

I started to work on the design which resulted into small changes of the text and a changed order. So here is a new iteration.

#Version 0.8 (content)

#Make: Circularity

Source Locally Whenever You Can.

Use Recyclable Materials.

Make The By-Products Of Today’s Project The Material For Tomorrow’s.

Avoid Toxins And Rare Materials.

Bio-based Is Cool, Bio-degradable Is Cooler!

Your Project? Made For The Bin Or Made To Build Upon?

Screws Are Better Than Glues: Nuts And Bolts Are Even Better!

Make Everything Separable And Fit For Reassembly.

Modularity Is Good. Parts That Work As Other Parts Are Fun.

Simple And Easy To Understand Is Beautiful, Social And Very Likely More Sustainable.

Use Common And Open Standards And Tools. Avoid Expensive Special Equipment And Approaches.

Collaborate: Try To Find Symbioses With Other Peoples’ Projects.

Do More With Less! Hack And Improve Old Projects.

Repairing Is Often The Best Kind Of Making.

Openness Is The Key To Circularity: Enable Others To Build Upon Your Work!

Go For A Walk In The Woods, Study How Good Nature Is At Circularity.

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License remark

This poster is open, it is shared under the Creative-Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means you can do with it whatever you like even sell prints of it – please do – as long as you leave this remark here a part of it. | The poster was created by community members of the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays): Lars2i, RicardoRug, sharmarval, Jan_D, transitionmaike, cameralibre & jo_stiego. The design of the version above was made by Lars2i. | Download the poster to remix, translate or print it from here: oscedays.org/print


#53

Proveete Localmente Siempre que Puedas.

Usa Materiales Reciclables.

Has los subproductos de los proyecto de hoy la materia prima de mañana.

Evita las toxinas y los materiales raros.

Bio-basado es bueno, biodegradable es mucho mejor!

¿Tu proyecto? ¿Terminará en la caneca o está hecho para ir mas allá?

Los Tornillos son mejores que los pegamentos: tuercas y pernos son incluso mejores!

Has que todo sea separable pueda ser reensamblado.

La modularidad es buena. Las partes que funcionan como otras partes son divertidas.

Simple y fácil de entender es hermoso, social y posiblemente más Sostenible.

Utiliza herramientas Standar, comunes y abiertas. Evite el equipo especial y costoso.

Colabora: Trata de encontrar simbiosis con los proyectos de otras personas.

¡Haz más con menos! Hackea y mejorar proyectos antiguos.

La reparación es a menudo la mejor forma de hacer.

La apertura es la clave de la circularidad: ¡Permite que otros construyan sobre su trabajo!

Dá un paseo en el campo, estudia lo buena que es la naturaleza en la circularidad.

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#54

fornisci localmente ogni volta che puoi.

Utilizza materiali riciclabili.

Rendi i sottoprodotti del progetto di oggi Il materiale per domani.

Evita tossine e materiali rari.

Biologico è figo, biodegradabile è figissimo!

Il tuo progetto? Realizzato per il cestino o fatto per costruire di piu?

Le viti sono più adatte che la colla: le dadi e le viti sono ancora migliori!

Fai tutto separabile e adattabile per il riassemblaggio.

La modularità è buona. Parti che funzionano come altre parti sono divertenti.

Semplice e facile da comprendere è bello, sociale e molto probabilmente Più sostenibile.

Utilizza strumenti standard, comuni e aperti. Evita attrezzature e approcci speciali e costosi.

Collabora: cerca di trovare simbiosi con progetti di altre persone.

Fa di più con meno! (Hacka??) e migliora i vecchi progetti.

La riparazione è spesso il miglior tipo di fare.

L’apertura è la chiave della circolarità: consente agli altri di costruire sul tuo lavoro!

Fa una passeggiata nei boschi, studia comè buona la natura alla circolarità.

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