Good Design Awards has today unveiled a new sustainably designed trophy designed by Evolve Group, winners of the 2016 Good Design Award of the year for the FLOW Hive. The trophy will be presented to winners at the 60th annual Awards ceremony.
The new trophy design uses a clever combination of discarded plastic harvested from the ocean and a plant-based bio-resin that will be injection moulded into an elegant 'Good Design Tick.' "Designers play a critical role in deciding what material to use and specify when designing and manufacturing products and in many cases, these materials can be harmful to our environment," stated Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia. "Our oceans are currently being polluted with single-use plastic with recent studies predicting that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
"Designers and manufacturers have the choice to use recycled, renewable, bio-based materials that reduce the dependence on fossil fuel based products and materials that will never break down. By utilizing sustainably designed materials, the new trophy embodies Good Design Australia's mission to create a better, safer and more sustainable world, through design."