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Manchester - Gary Poolman has become Axion Polymers’ first-ever Green Product Design Competition winner. His innovative 'Wazzon' is a clever gadget for quickly drying plastic sandwich bags so they can be washed and re-used. Designed to be made from Axion’s 100 percent recycled plastic Axpoly® compound, the injection-moulded, three-pronged Wazzon can also be used to dry other types of bags and items, such as rubber gloves.

Wazzon gadget
Copyright 2010 Aphid Design
Gary, who will now work with Axion on taking his product to market, received his £500 cash prize. The 25-year-old product design engineer submitted the entry with help from another member of Aphid Design, Alex Money. They believe the potential UK market size for his invention would be nearly 6 million. This figure is based on an estimated combination of young professionals making their own sandwiches (30 percent), and schoolchildren (8 percent) having sandwiches made for them.

Axion Director Keith Freegard said: “This is our first sustainable design competition and we wanted designers to engage with our recycled materials and to respond to Axpoly’s environmental profile. They responded really well to our brief with some really exciting, novel designs.

“Gary’s design impressed the judges as an innovative ‘green’ idea with the capacity to alter people’s behaviour. It was very well presented and he had clearly thought about the whole concept, including using minimal recycled packaging.”bring that message of low carbon design to a huge audience.” 
Axion’s 100 percent recycled polystyrene sheet – Axfoil® - and Axpoly® compound are produced from 100 percent recycled refrigerator plastic, TV casings or post-consumer electronic games consoles at its advanced plant in Salford.

Quelle: Axion Polymers

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