Special thanks to Stacy Sinclair, for spearheading this project and her commitment to reducing waste at LA Metro and in general. And the rest of the Metro team including Alvin Kusumoto, Jordan Vann and Aurea Adao. We couldn't do this good work without you.
LA Metro X Rewilder Context The LA Metro wants to make a memorable and impactful gift for Transit Operations Appreciation Day during the month of March. Challenge It is difficult to find branded gifts that are useful, well-designed, and meaningful. Oftentimes, corporate swag ends up being tossed aside, or worse, in a landfill. Impact In keeping with Los Angeles Metro’s value of committing to reduce, re-use, and recycle all internal resources and reduce GHG emissions, Metro is choosing up-cycled bags for gifting to reduce waste, resource usage, and carbon emissions. The final products made out of salvaged airbag and seatbelt will be a reminder for the people who keep Metro safe and reliable that they are helping Los Angeles leave behind the smog and stress of driving. Rewilded Materials Upcycled car airbag fabric provided by Rewilder Upcycled thread provided by Rewilder Reused LA Metro tokens, various metals Upcycled nylon (for loop pull) New zipper purchased, made in USA Equivalent Impact from 10k Upcycled Zipper Pencil Pouches164k pounds of CO2 emissions avoided 164,000 lbs of CO2 emissions avoided 185,000 miles of driving emissions avoided 3,000 years of every night smartphone charging of equivalent electricity use avoided 3400 trees sequestering CO2 16,600 kWh electricity saved