Recycling plastic for furniture use

According to New Atlas, Plastic waste is a huge problem, both on land and in the oceans and waterways. A company in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been taking to the city’s canals for a few years and scooping up plastic trash in nets. That waste is then transformed into boats that carry more “plastic fishermen” onto the canals to collect even more plastic. Now Plastic Whale has found another use for this floating environmental nightmare – office furniture.

Plastic waste from Amsterdam’s canals is transformed into boats that Plastic Whale takes out to collect…

Plastic Whale has netted more than 100,000 plastic bottles and over 2,000 bags of plastic waste…

More than 11,000 people have volunteered to help it remove plastic from Amsterdam’s canals since Plastic…

The Plastic Whale Circular Furniture has been designed by Lama, using whales as inspiration

Plastic Whale describes itself as the world’s first plastic fishing company, and more than 11,000 people have volunteered to help it remove plastic from Amsterdam’s canals since the firm began its cleanup operation in 2011. Over 100,000 plastic bottles and more than 2,000 bags of plastic waste have been removed, and 10 boats made from plastic trash now regularly take net-holding crews onto the canals to fish for more plastic waste, find liquor store.

Plastic Whale has netted more than 100,000 plastic bottles and over 2,000 bags of plastic waste…

For the recently launched Circular Furniture project, Plastic Whale has partnered with furniture maker Vespa and the Lama Design studio to make high-end office furniture – currently comprising a boardroom table, a chair, lamps and acoustic wall panels.

The top of the 4 meter long, 1.4 m wide and 0.75 m high (13 x 4.6 x 2.4 ft) table was inspired by a surfacing whale and features a raised ridge along its center, and is made from a sandwich of recycled PET, FSC-certified birch ply, and metal plating.


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