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Waste waste canals recycled into sustainable furniture | Upload Recycling

Waste Canals Recycled Into Sustainable Furniture

by: Hans van der Broek
waste canals recycled into sustainable furniture | Upload

Plastic waste that has ended up in the Amsterdam canals is given a new lease of life as office furniture. Plastic Whale, an organization that fishes PET bottles from the water, revealed the first furniture collection in which the waste was processed. Waste canals recycled into sustainable furniture is the story from Plastic Whale!
people with red life vests in a green boat collecting waste, recycled waste
Photo by kbacflooring. Collecting waste in the canals of Amsterdam (Netherlands). 

Waste Canals: Plastic Whale Turns It Into Furniture

The collection consists of a conference table, chairs, lamps, and wall panels. In addition to cleaning the canals, Plastic Whale wants to give economic value to discarded material. A part of the proceeds goes to other projects that prevent plastic waste. Vepa produces the furniture line; Lama Concept is responsible for the design.
Table on display
"Plastic Whale has been scanning the canals for dumped bottles and initially made new boats out of them. The counter is now on more than 100,000 bottles of PET bottles, so the project expands to the market for office furniture. 'There are many companies that want to make a positive contribution to a cleaner environment," says initiator Marius Smit.


                                                        Waste canals are recycled into sustainable furniture.

 

2 chairs from #Plastic Whale on display
The Drenthe furniture manufacturer Vepa processes the bottles, among other things, upholstery and foam sheets for new conference tables. Some thousand PET bottles are needed per table. To prevent the furniture from ending up with the bulky waste itself later, the company gives a deposit to customers who return discarded items.

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2 Lights from #Plastic Whale. 1 Small, 1 large 
Lama Concept is responsible for designing the collection in which circularity is central, and the whale served as a source of inspiration. Yvonne Laurysen, co-owner of Lama Concept, says about the design, 'For the whale, the plastic soup is a big threat. We have translated characteristic elements of the whale into the designs. Think, for example, of the look and feel of the distinctive house, the fatty tissue, and the impressive skeleton.'     

Photo's by Plastic Whale. 

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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Waste Canals Recycled Into Sustainable Furniture

Plastic waste that has ended up in the Amsterdam canals is given a new lease of life as office furniture. Plastic Whale, an organization that fishes PET bottles from the water, revealed the first furniture collection in which the waste was processed. Waste canals recycled into sustainable furniture is the story from Plastic Whale! Photo by kbacflooring. Collecting waste in the canals of Amsterdam (Netherlands).  Waste Canals: Plastic Whale Turns It Into Furniture The collection consists of a conference table, chairs, lamps, and wall panels. In addition to cleaning the canals, Plastic Whale wants to give economic value to discarded material. A part of the proceeds goes to other projects that prevent plastic waste. Vepa produces the furniture line; Lama Concept is responsible for the design. "Plastic Whale has been scanning the canals for dumped bottles and initially made new boats out of them. The counter is now on more than 100,000 bottles of PET bottles, so the project expands to the market for office furniture. 'There are many companies that want to make a positive contribution to a cleaner environment," says initiator Marius Smit. {youtube}                                                         Waste canals are recycled into sustainable furniture.   The Drenthe furniture manufacturer Vepa processes the bottles, among other things, upholstery and foam sheets for new conference tables. Some thousand PET bottles are needed per table. To prevent the furniture from ending up with the bulky waste itself later, the company gives a deposit to customers who return discarded items. Recommended:  Waste In Oceans: Plastic Soup And The Great Bubble Barrier   Lama Concept is responsible for designing the collection in which circularity is central, and the whale served as a source of inspiration. Yvonne Laurysen, co-owner of Lama Concept, says about the design, 'For the whale, the plastic soup is a big threat. We have translated characteristic elements of the whale into the designs. Think, for example, of the look and feel of the distinctive house, the fatty tissue, and the impressive skeleton.'       Photo's by Plastic Whale.  Before you go! Recommended:  Recycling Asphalt: An Amazing Electrified Process Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green architecture?  Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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