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Jonathan commented on R-Blocks, Updated November 22

Alper, nice idea. I'm wondering if the idea could extend to non-recycling components as well. Some examples might include boxes for: spices, supplies, plants, dishes, etc... While this appears to be out of scope for this challenge, the additional utility could spur interest at a faster rate, and accelerate the adoption of the recycling components.

Along those lines, people often buy or collect crates from other stores, which come in fairly standard sizes. I'm wondering if the system might accommodate 3rd party blocks as well, to further spur adoption?

I'm proposing something more akin to an open platform, or hanging framework, upon which both customers and other designers can add components. This might spur creative uses, and facilitate adoption.

Glad to be of help! If you decide to change the idea, you might update the title to something like: "What comes around goes around. Green Toys for Green Choices."

Hi Hozami. I totally agree that many parents use material rewards to motivate their kids. That said, there is also a large population of parents who prefer to use intrinsic rewards (http://bit.ly/1fQ9dGc). I know many. Given the split, I wonder how we might find a solution that feels right to both camps, such that your idea receives maximum support?

As an example, what if you stayed with the idea of a material reward, but tied it directly back to the spirit of recycling. An example of this would be a gift certificate on http://www.greentoys.com. Not only could this appeal to a wider parent population, but you'd have an opportunity to partner with GreenToys to promote the program. They'd also be tapped into other organizations, who might come on as partners as well.