All posts tagged: recycle

To introduce: The Garbage Watch by Vollebak. Image by Vollebak.

What if garbage isn’t garbage? – London, United Kingdom

A creative solution to end our million tonnes electronic wastes that contain many of the world’s precious metals is here, by reusing them to produce new challenging product, The Garbage Watch. The waiting list has now been opened for the purchase in Vollebak’s Future Releases page. Vollebak, a London based innovative brand, created the watch product with a simple idea: What if garbage isn’t garbage? What if it’s simply pre-assembled raw materials that we can use to make new things. The Garbage Watch, is simply built from the precious electronic trash like silver, platinum, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminium and zinc.   Working in collaboration with the Wallpaper* Re-Made project, the Garbage Watch by Vollebak reframes an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain. In the August 2020 issue of Wallpaper* Magazine, it’s stated that: “The best things last a lifetime, accompanying our journeys and enriching our lives. So we shouldn’t simply be making more beautiful things, we should re-examine how, what and why we make and consume.” The Editor-in-chief of Wallpaper Magazine, Sarah Douglas – invited creatives …

To introduce: Product - Lamp Shade - by Ottan Studio. Image by Ottan Studio

Food Waste Into Products – Beyoğlu, Turkey

Green innovation means more energy-saving, waste recycling, pollution prevention, and most of all,  it reduced negative impact on the environment. Ottan Studio, a social enterprise also a green innovation & design studio, has been producing upcycled decoration out of food and green waste since 2017. The founder, Ayşe Yılmaz, and the team started the mission with one important question: “Which materials can be used that more sustainable than wood derivatives in product design?” and while trying to find an answer, they saw an incredible potential in leaves, grass, and food waste that cannot be consumed. We waste one third of our food and it’s about one and a half billion a year. With those wastes, Ottan Studio produced durable and aesthetic material which consume minimum energy by providing maximum resource productivity, from retailer companies, food producers and greenhouses. Orange peels, lentils, pomegranate, mushrooms, carrots, grass, leaves, are the main food waste they use to create products like coffee tables, lampshades, panels, tiles, and many others. They process and recycle the waste. The food waste quantity …

From Tights To Tables – Köping, Sweden

Used textiles and clothes have been piling up as wastes, they are continuously covering, polluting our lands and most of them don’t degrade well. Many companies taking action on sustainability program to manage the waste of their products. One of them is the Swedish Stocking, a Swedish company specialized in tights, now pushing boundaries of innovation in hosiery through its product or concept. The brand strengthen its brand purposes by running sustainability programs with their Recycle Club. The Swedish Stocking, that also producing pantyhose from recycled yarn, presented limited edition collection of tables made from their customer’s old tights, in collaboration with furniture designer Gustav Westman. The tables (depending on their size) contains between 80 and 350 pairs of tights that have been diverted from landfills through their recycling program. Each table is manufactured by hand, at their warehouse in Köping, Sweden. The process is similar to that of creating the fibreglass tanks, except the sanding and finishing is done entirely by hand. These tables create an impact in a room, mimicking stones and marble, …

Serif + Sero coffee tables by SODO SOPA -

Cardboard Furnitures – Sydney, Australia

The manufacturing industry producing large amounts of waste due to their inherently large size, making it difficult for a regular household to recycle,  SODO – SOPA, a small Sydney based studio specialising in building design, interiors, branding and graphics based in Sydney, Australia, stated in their Instagram page @sodo_sopa and to solve the problem, today they introduce new project called Serif + Sero coffee tables, made completely from upcycled cardboard packaging, a modular and stackable coffee table. According Design Boom, the assembly of the Serif + Sero coffee tables involves a series of cuts, scores, flips and folds before locking into place as a furniture and can be stacked up. The set is available in either square or circular forms offering options of a simple or more challenging assembly.concept sketch by SODO – SOPA in Designboom. This project aims to promote upcycling in the manufacturing industry and allow users to contribute to a circular economy, one household at a time. As stated in Designboom aims to begin prototyping additional designs with fabricators before releasing it as an open-source …