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Şişli Flower Stand

When we look at the concept of recycling, we can see that it is not a fresh idea, it was applied centuries ago. It is thought that this concept dates back to ancient times and may have emerged almost at the same time as the development of craftsmanship. In the 19th century, with the effect of the Industrial Revolution, the acceleration of production and the growth of cities led to the proliferation of products and recycling to gain new status. In the 20th century, plastics, which created radical changes in production and consumption processes with their wide area of use, were starting to be professionally separated and recycled. Today, plastics are very much a big part of economic cycles of countries. Contrary to popular belief, not all plastics can be fully recycled. Of seven types of plastic most used today, two are in the "mostly recyclable" category and two are in the "generally recyclable" categories and for this reason, it is aimed to make plastics a part of conscious consumption with an increasing awareness and to change existing perspectives on the ever-evolving environmental movements. In line with this information, some suggestions for recycling design and sustainability awareness were presented within the scope of the KOMSUKART project initiated by Şişli Municipality. FLOWER STAND designed within the scope of these studies; is a stand design,in which wastewater PVC pipes are evaluated as recyclable materials and used as parts of the modular design. It has been presented as an aesthetically pleasing, sustainable and functional design instead of the stands that  florists used, which long have been an aesthetic problem and a functional challenge for the streets of Istanbul. It also provides economic sustainability with its easy application process and low maintenance cost.

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