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Method: 2018 Year in Review

Method - Year in Review

2018 has been an exciting year for Method - our team continues to grow and we are showing up around the world, with no signs of slowing down.

January - HD Connectors Released

We started 2018 by releasing a brand new accessory for our recycling stations - the HD connector. This is an incredibly popular product as it locks the bins into place, designed for high-flow environments. They’ve also proved to be useful in most environments to stop the bins being moved, meaning cleaners do not have to waste time moving bins back into place.

With an HD connector bins can be locked side by side, back to back or attached to a wall. They come in two sizes to create a 2 or 3 bin station, and an expansion kit can be added to create larger stations.

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February - The bins of New York

In February we took a bite out of the big apple delivering one thousand bins to a thought-leading facility in New York City.

This was an incredibly exciting move for us, seeing international adoption. Method bins being implemented around the work is more than economic gain, it is a symbol of recycling attitudes and behaviours changing.

March - Method hits the Big Smoke

In March Method delivered to the UK for the first time to prestigious architecture firm Foster + Partners. Supplying to the designers of some of the worlds most innovative buildings confirmed that we have designed a beautiful waste solution to suit the modern space.

This lead to Method opening their first London office in September, but more on that soon.

April - Leaders in Thought

The Australian market has been increasingly strong this year, our co-founder India spoke on a panel about waste and recycling at the Total Facilities Trade Show in Melbourne.

May - Best Emerging Business

In May we were delighted to be awarded the Best Emerging Business Award at the ExportNZ awards.

As we continue to grow into international markets it is more important to us than ever, that we are a Wellington business that is globally minded. The wonderfully supportive community in Wellington, New Zealand is at the core of who we are.

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May - A world of New Opportunities

The launch of our new website opened up a world of opportunity for Method, as our new global presence. We also launched our online store for Australia and New Zealand. UK online shopping is coming in 2019 - watch this space. As a company, we believe in more than selling a product and we will continue to use our platforms to discuss and educate a variety of topics on sustainability and design as well as providing practical resources for effective workplace recycling.

June - First UK Tradeshow

In June 2018 we attended our first ever trade show in the UK, held at the London ExCeL. The Facilities Management Show was a real insight for us into the British market and what we could expect when we launched our products in the UK - read more here.

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July - Letting go of the Past

Steven and India Korner started Method from inspiration they gain from Total Bins, a small business they brought driving around New Zealand selling generic bins out of the back of a van. In July they sold the business that sparked the industry innovation.

Image1 Co-founders Steven and India with their two sons Charles and Ralph in 2014

September - Landed in London

After our success in March, it was natural that we opened our first London based office. We had already found widespread interest as the UK as they trend towards zero waste to landfill, instead, they are incinerating waste.

In the short time since, we have delivered to some more great UK organisations like the Design Council, Level 39 and we have found widespread interest in the sustainable recycling solution.

September - Online Design

Method won a bronze award at the New Zealand Best Design Awards for our new website. Beautiful and considered design is at the core of our business and we are thrilled to have a web presence that demonstrates this globally. Check it out - www.methodrecycling.com

November - On the World Stage

After being nominated alongside some of New Zealand's greatest enterprises, we were honoured to be highly commended in ANZs Best Emerging Business Award category, at the New Zealand International Business Awards.

Having this acknowledgement a short period after opening our UK office is great recognition for us, as a symbol of Method bins creating effective changes in recycling behaviour and attitudes around the world. This is just the beginning.

Method Team Nziba 181116 144014 Some of the Method Team at the NZIBA Awards Left to Right - Matt Oldfield, Theresa Karlsson, Josephine Rawstorne, India Korner and Steven Korner.

November - Waste Fit

Our Co-founder Steven and Method were selected as a Waste Fit Champion by Rubicon. “A Waste Fit Champion is someone who brings innovative ideas to waste challenges, finds solutions to reduce environmental impact and increases commercial recycling or composting initiatives.”

Read an article Steven wrote about the future of sustainable design here.

December - A Growing Team

At this moment in time are a close-knit team of 18, a far jump from the 10 we had in January and we continue to grow. We are currently hiring for four more positions to join us in the New Year. Apply now to join us as we change the world of office recycling.

Ready to start your sustainability journey with Method? Get in touch here.

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