Designed India's first home composter.
Designed 3 Different Composter Ranges.
Designed 20 Accessories.
Designed Communication and Training Material.
Trained as a designer our Founder wanted to apply design skills and design thinking to a problem that affects all of us. To a single person waste or climate change seem like large messy intimidating problems, so the question was how can we use Design to make these accessible?
Our Design intention was to make it easy, aspirational and fun for citizens to engage with the idea of waste! Daily Dump uses Design to enable informed action and participation around resources and waste by creating new products, services, and experiences and communication. We seek to create mindset and behavioural change that is holistic and enduring.
Our product service system is affordable, effective, simple to use and directly reduces the waste at source & reduces waste ending up in landfills. Our customers collectively keep tonnes of waste - both organic and other waste out of landfills. Our communication, products and workshops are all designed to get a simple daily act drive more recycling, help the informal sector, and pollute less - with no cost to the government.
We design to create a large impact through a large number of people doing small individual actions.
Designed India’s first home composter 2006
The Khamba is India’s much loved composter made by potter communities. We launched it with the campaign of “Composting makes your a better person”. This product went on to create the awareness and market for home composting in our country.
Prototyping to reach the product in the market
We began with experiments of different kinds. Here is one where we used plastic crates in stacks and learnt that leechate is something that needs managing. Many rounds of experimentation led us to fall in love with composting!
Different versions of the Kambha
Forms evolved over 2 years and with testing at customer’s homes. Ease of manufacture and shipping were also kept in mind during development.
Designed India’s formal Leaf Composter 2007
We developed the idea of a leaf safe street and decentralised leaf composting and created the most replicated type of leaf composter for the market.
Designing for large volumes of organic waste
We designed and built a first of its kind community composter in roto-moulded plastic for the Indian market in 2014.
Design for spread
Designed and Published a series of Children's Books that help kids see materials and flows in fresh ways. Each title has sold over 2000 copies since its publication.
Designed in India for the world
We were featured in 2019 Victoria and Albert Museum’s show Food bigger than Plate. The Kambha was a major exhibit in this show and was showcased an icon for sustainable practices.
The product was also featured in the exhibition Broken Nature in Milan. Daily Dump has been recognised by different forums and associations.
Design moments captured! Design for systems change takes time to manifest. Over the years, different milestones have demonstrated that design can encourage change in behaviour without shaming or guilt or sermonising.
Our products bring a smile!
Featured in the Fast Company Social Design article
Khambha in environmental education textbook
Lexus Design Award 2017
The Kambha being inducted as a tool in environmental education by Amir Khan
Our Kambha in a public exhibition as part of the Index Design Awards in Copenhagen
The Government of India uses our product as the symbol for composting
World Industrial Design Day Exhibition
Featured in Philip Kotler’s Marketing Book - where Business Week rates us as one of the products that might change the world!