Method are helping Canva achieve its goal of having one of the most sustainable offices in the world.


How do you redesign design? 

This was the question Melanie Perkins found herself asking back in 2007 while studying at the University of Western Australia, where she was helping fellow students learn how to use programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. They were struggling to use these traditional design tools.

Canva would be the solution – an online graphic design and publishing platform providing design tools and a vast library of images and templates to help users easily create content.

Launched in 2013 by Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and former Google design lead Cameron Adams, Canva has since acquired more than 10 million users in 190 countries worldwide who have collectively created more than 400 million designs (almost 13 designs per second) with its desktop and mobile services. 


Their Sydney headquarters is completely open plan with glass meeting rooms, and workstations that can be configured in any way. Industrial in style, Canva’s space encourages collaboration and different working methods with its clean and beautiful architecture.

We believe that using products like Method bins help us make the world a better place.

Shamal Singh, Global Office Architect

Moving towards their sustainability goals of zero waste, Canva are in the process of implementing a complete compost cycle, which will include all organic waste produced from their internal kitchen where they prepare breakfast and lunch for everyone every day. 

Finding an attractive recycling solution had been a challenge for their team – at one point they considered making their own.

“Since finding Method, we now have a waste solution that complements our aesthetic, is clear to the team, neat and scalable for our fast growing company,” says Shamal Singh. “...The hospitality staff have also found the bins easy to clean, re-line and maintain.”

Design works best when driven by a purpose, and that’s why we’re happy to be facilitating Canva’s sustainability journey with our beautiful office recycling bins.

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