If These Products Could Tell Their Stories – NYC Condom – Final Project

Stakeholder Analysis Sourcemap Lifecycle Analysis Research Sources: Section 1 and Section 2 Sustainable Minds comparison Re-visioning of the product service system View a quick comparison on Sustainable Minds by clicking the image below Re-visioning the Product Service System Greatest Environmental Leverage for Change: Utilize recyclable materials for packaging. “According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an estimated 10.4 billion male condoms were used worldwide in 2005.” (Source: Avert) According to one study, developing nations alone will need 18.6 billion condoms in 2015. That adds up to millions of pounds... Read The Rest →

Condoms and Sustainable Product Design

The NYC Condom program was launched February 14, 2007. The program distributes more than 3 million condoms each month throughout the five boroughs to various locations free of charge. Condoms are a barrier used primarily during sexual intercourse to prevent unwanted pregnancy and STI transmission. Condoms have been manufactured out of a variety of materials for centuries, however rubber condoms were first used in 1855 and the modern latex condoms were were first used 1920. Due to latex sensitivities and the less effective nature of sheepskin, alternatives to latex were... Read The Rest →