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ACTION FOR FOOD / Exchange machine

ACTION FOR FOOD
ACTION FOR FOOD

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

The “ACTION FOR FOOD” vending machine is both environmentally and socially responsible. It allows users to collect disposable plastic bottles and exchange them for food that is close to its expiry date. In this way, it serves to ameliorate several problems at once: of discarded plastic waste, of food waste, and of hunger among homeless or otherwise marginalized people.

Action for Food is an unusual recycling station located at grocery stores. It sets out to solve two major problems of the food industry: food waste (beyond its expiry date) and packaging waste (in this case plastic bottles). The concept encourages the return of plastic bottles in exchange for food that is close to expiry.
Jury Statement
We cherish the experience and enjoy the honor. Appreciating the judges for their recognition of our works. Especially thanks to our professor Shi Qi for the long-term instruction to us and to the Industrial Design School of HBUT.
Winner Statement
University

Hubei University of Technology

Hubei University of Technology
Wuhan, China

Wu Changxuan,
Hubei University of Technology

Chen Ruoyan,
Hubei University of Technology

Wu Renkang,
Hubei University of Technology

Gu Chengwei,
Hubei University of Technology