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The Method Founding Story

What inspired Method's recycling system?

Method began when co-founders Steven and India Korner were driving around New Zealand selling generic bins out of the back of a van. They continuously saw organisations who wanted to recycle without the tools to be successful. With backgrounds in product and graphic design, engineering and commercial leasing the Korners believed that a well-designed bin could make a difference - and it has

Total Bin Van The Korners and their two sons, Charles and Ralph, in-front of their old Total Bins van

They spent 3 years in the development of the Method 60L recycling bin conducting in-depth user research, holding focus groups, creating prototypes and even helping cleaners on the night shift.

We chatted to the Telegraph Business Reporter about the founding story, watch it below.

Bins making a difference around the world

From January 2015 when we began selling the bins from Wellington, we now have offices in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and London. As well as, selling internationally upon request so you can find the bins in Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Thailand and more.

Having worked with leading organisations including world-leading architecture firm Foster + Partners, London co-working provider The Office Group, the historical Sydney Cricket Ground, design giant Canva, Xero, Auckland and Wellington Airports, Qantas, Life Flight and so many more.

Is it time for a new recycling Method?