How do architectural professionals create models and other media with recyclable materials?
Models, sustainability, resourcefulness.
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Here's my input as a sustainability professional:
Recycling is always better than throwing something in the trash, but it still has some less desirable environmental impacts and is pretty resource intensive. So picking a recyclable material like cardboard or chipboard is an option. But there are a lot of other ways to promote sustainability in design:
-Focus on selected recycled materials - purchasing recycled materials participates in the circular economy and promotes recycling overall.
-Purchase material that is responsibly sourced - look for certifications like FSC and FSI and do some background research on suppliers to make sure they have efficient production processes and social programs (like fair labor practices and wages). You can also find alternative materials, like bamboo, that are easily grown and have minimal resource requirements for growth.