“ Their use of Fusion 360 throughout the design, it was the highest quality submission that we received ”
- Mike Alcazaren @ Autodesk
Industrial Design, CAD
12 Weeks, Fall 2015
Autodesk Fusion 360
Commercial brooms tend to have short lifespans and are often made of non-recyclable materials. Most modern brooms use bristles made of cheap plastic that eventually wear out and fall over time ending up in a landfill or making their way into the soil and remaining as an environmental contaminant. But, what if that didn’t have to be the case? We set out to design a 100% recyclable broom with a bristle head made of highly-biodegradable material that can be replaced independently of the broom’s other components.
What is it?
Sweeping The Nation With Change broom is made entirely out of sustainable materials. On one side, bristles that are biodegradable and on the other side, an infinitely recyclable handle. We are designing a broom out of recycled material that can also be recycled at the end of its life.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a global non-profit responsible for certifying and spreading knowledge about building healthy and sustainable consumer products. Every year the organization collaborates with Autodesk to hold a design competition that tasks individual teams with "developing an innovative product and product system that incorporates regenerative principles and strategies, and uses safe materials that can be perpetually cycled"