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Recycling for every space - introducing the Method Twenty

The long awaited 20L Method bin

We’re excited to announce the introduction of the Method Twenty to our product family. It’s a 20L bin designed with the same practical and beautiful design elements of the Sixties; this time with your smaller spaces in mind.

Further, the elegantly designed bins include 80% recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their life.

Catch 20 L 4 The Method Twenty is designed to capture recyclables in smaller spaces such as this beautiful agency boardroom

The Method Twenty design story

The design story of the Method Twenty began when The Office Group (TOG) – a flexible workspace provider based in London approached us. They had been drawn to Method's ethos and product aesthetic, but they also needed a bin solution for the smaller spaces across their locations to complement the 60L bins. It became clear to us that the modern workplace was continuing to evolve rapidly, and our product family wasn’t serving all space types as well as it could.

We got the message, we’d considered it before, and our inhouse design team got to work designing a 20L bin that is just as elegant as the 60L, but designed for sharing in smaller spaces. It’s serious business for us, we brought in the wonderful Nick Leckie to project manage the launch and of course engaged Lucy Cant from Studio Cassells Design who has helped us to develop our entire range of products.

“We are thrilled to have been a part of another product design with Method. Together we seem to be growing from strength to strength and I can’t wait to see what we come up with next.” Lucy said.

With the help of TOG we began by researching how we could create a smaller bin that complimented and enhanced our existing system; knowing that Method’s core values of visibility, standardisation, and consistency had to be held true at every step. Of course, they also had to be beautiful.

Pete Hemingway, Sustainability Manager at TOG, said “waste and recycling is an important focus for us at TOG. It’s amazing to have the support of Method, who, in responding to our brief, have helped us to create a design-led and effective recycling solution that we can confidently roll out across our entire office portfolio.”

A3 Floor Plan Infographic 02 At-source recycling for every space

We know what you’re thinking; isn’t it a case of shrinking the existing bin?

Every aspect of Method Twenty has been carefully considered for its purpose. The bin features our Patented Bag Retainer System, a color-coded lid with clear graphics and Method’s signature style. But all of these features needed to be optimised for the size and use of the bins. With the reduced capacity the proportions of the bins have been adapted to accommodate the different kinds of waste. Such as, the chute was redesigned so the bins are easy to read from above, as of course, they sit lower to the ground. As well as an enhanced handle on the back to make emptying the bins easier, which was a lesson learned during our user testing with cleaners. All of which is to say - it’s not as simple as it may seem.

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Co-founder and Head of Product Steven Korner believes that “this product enhances the Method System, but more than anything it’s exciting to work with organisations such as The Office Group who are really engaged with their needs and are working to empower workplace communities to make a visible difference.”

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