Written by Sven Brinks
Estimated Reading time 3 min
In collaboration with the municipality of Stadskanaal and Yalp, the first Yalp Memo Interactive play pillars with recycled materials were placed on May 2020. We thought this was so cool at Yalp that our R&D team came up with a unique recycling game for it. This game consists of 100 quiz questions about trash. Do you know enough about separating garbage? Later on in this blog, your knowledge about garbage will be tested as well.
The recycled Memo
The Memo in Stadskanaal is the first Memo interactive in the world made of recycled materials. And we are immensely proud of that. Sustainable entrepreneurship is not a trend, but a must to keep the planet livable. At Yalp, we are committed to sustainability, and we are continuously working on ways to reduce our impact on the environment.
So what exactly is made from recycled waste at this Memo? The Memo consists of seven-game pillars on a round play floor. The caps of the seven pillars are made of recycled plastic. Because the caps are made of shredded waste material, there is always a unique color combination—fun fact: the yellow flakes are made of recycled korfball baskets.
Do you want to find out what other materials were used on the recycled Memo caps?
"The color combination of the recycled Memo depends on the garbage stream, you can see the scrap, and that's beautiful!"
Collabaration between Stadskanaal and Yalp
In 2019 Stadskanaal wanted to renew the center. They wanted to do something special, something different. The municipality investigated how the center could be rearranged and considered the environmentally friendly aspect to be very important. On top of that, they had a nice budget available. They had received a grant from the city of Stadskanaal to combat waste nuisance.
At Yalp, we had the design of a recycled Memo ready, and we got in touch with each other.
The municipality was very interested from the first moment, and the employees came to our office to try out the Memo themselves. They were very optimistic about the interactive device but also wanted something extra at Stadskanaal. The idea arose to develop a custom game on garbage separation because handing out a flyer that would end up in the trash wasn’t appropriate. Our R&D team eventually developed a waste quiz with over 100 questions. Not only general questions about litter, but also specific questions about the waste figures of Stadskanaal. An incredibly fun and informative collaboration.
"Even I've learned more about garbage sorting by playing the recycling game."
The official quiz consists of 100 different questions, all on the subject of recycling. The game can be played with up to six teams and takes an average of 5 minutes. Playing the game is not only fun but also very educational. The quiz consists of questions such as: “What color does a garbage bin have?” and “In which bin does a dirty pizza box go?” This way, everyone learns in a fun way how to separate their garbage.