by Lucas Zito
What if cigarette butt litter was rather valuable than destructive ?
Filter loop attempts to rethink an entire society’s behavioural patterns regarding cigarette litter. It features at its center a modular recycling machine installed in key pedestrian spaces that enables people to gather cigarette stubs in exchange for 3D printed goods from the recycled cellulose acetate, directly on site.
The goal is to reward people in a playful way, by empowering them to collect litter instead of discarding it.
Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Born in France in 1993 and having graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in the Public Private department in 2019, Lucas Zito is now exploring his own practice and defining what are the principles he stands by. Design can be, finding solutions to what a century of wrong decisions lead by capitalism and escorted by design itself, have created. Nowadays, tools to research, create, prototype and engage with people are within everyone’s reach, including designers. To him the importance of creating a more sustainable future cannot be stressed enough. He is dedicated to learn and explore the new fields of design that have gained in weight this last decade. Sustainable and circular design, system design, social design and many more. To him, we can, with the help of system thinking in design, create better models to implement ideas and solutions in society and not only in one’s practice. System design is fastidious and theoretical but it gives the opportunity to anchor real solutions to real problems and to reach to many gears of the contraption we are living in. This is the way he tries to approach design today, alone or in a team.