Ellen Willink: Case made out of seat belts
This label has been created by Ellen Willink. She has been developing sustainable eco fashion for years in her studio in Den Bosch (The Netherlands). Her designs are based on waste materials like plastic promotional banners to be reused. Products are partially produced in social enterprises. Ellen´s products are meant to last and fashionable. The possibilities are endless.
Verapaz Accessories: Handwoven recycled plastic bags and accessories by Guatemalan artisans
At Verapaz Accessories all our recycled plastic products are original designs, handwoven by skilled Guatemalan artisans using traditional techniques to the highest standards of quality. We are motivated to improve and support the lives of these artisans, who can use their abilities to become leaders of change in their community. This journey is a story of sustainability through outstanding craftsmanship.
VanPlestik: Lounge chair
vanPlestik has developed a 3D printer especially for plastics that normally end up landfilled or incinerated. In this way, plastic waste can be converted into valuable products, like the lounge chair. This particular chair is made out of recycled packaging materials.
Lilian van Daal: Radiolaria #1
Radiolaria #1 is a real size 3D printed chair made out of one single material that incorporates all functionalities: flexibility, adaptability, firmness, and stability. With Radiolaria #1, Lilian van Daal continues her quest to improve, adjust and innovate the production of soft-seating by making use of nature’s laws. In this project design, nature and the newest technology come together to use energy and material in the most efficient way. This result is a chair constructed without glue out of a single material: recycled polyamide (PA 12), provided by Oceanz 3D printing.
Low & Bonar: Enkair
Developed to replace foam in the most demanding cushioning applications, Enkair is the result of a unique 3D-spinning technology. It features a pyramid-shaped filament structure that facilitates the manufacture of precision-engineered cushioning materials for a variety of end-uses.
Enkair is lightweight and fully recyclable, therefore the material of choice for advanced cushioning applications in our future circular economy.
Martin & Co: Bettje
Bettje is a child's bed made of only high-quality materials. It is supplied as a flat package and can be assembled without tools. You lease the bed on a monthly basis and can return it at the end of use. We will refurbish all parts or, if necessary, replace them and deliver them to the next user. All materials used can be reused at the end of their use or serve as raw material in the raw material cycle.
ECOPIXEL: ALEX Chaise Longue
This chaise longue is made from the innovative ECOPIXEL material, a new method to transform both industrial and post-consumer waste in 3 dimensional shapes as well as sheets with infinite color possibilities. Design by Alessandro Mendini.
ECOPIXEL: Bilbo Bluetooth
This bluetooth speaker is made from innovative ECOPIXEL material, a new method to transform both industrial and post-consumer waste in 3 dimensional shapes as well as sheets with infinite color possibilities. Design by Joseph Szall.
Julia Daviy’s 3D Printed Clothing Lab: The Black Ocean Parametric Dress
This dress is 3D-printed manually and is 3-dimensional and made from mixed filaments – flexible TPU and flexible biodegradable PLA. The elements of bra zone as the shoal of jellyfishes and the shape of the dress is similar to a sea star body architecture. The idea of this dress is to attract attention to the problem facing the Oceans, such as overfishing, the killing of sharks and other sea predators, dying coral reefs and massive pollution.
Look for Detail: Plastic Soep Dress
Look for Detail is a locally made clothing brand based in Rotterdam. They have found a circular loop in the textile industry, and in the dress shown, the textile is made out 17 pet bottles .
Next Circle: BB Bricks
BB Bricks are made of recycled plastic ‘polypropylene’, known for the caps of PET bottles.With this building element you can create new objects endlessly thus: no more waste production.Designer: Bas Luiting, Next Circle.
Dirk vander Kooij
Dirk Vander Kooij is best known for his playful extrusions of reclaimed synthetics. He works frequently with recycled plastics, and in this particular design he uses plastic from discarded fridges. For this, he goes to a specialized company that recycles fridges. When discarded, fridges can be extremely harmful to the environment. By recycling the raw materials he avoids them having to be extracted from nature again and they can be used for new products.
A TOP Packaging: Snack tomato packaging
The tomato packaging is a durable 500 grams small pack made from 100% recycled and moisture-resistant Kraft paper with striking window pattern for maximum ventilation. This gives the packaging a natural, robust appearance. And after use they can just be recycled with the old paper. Also printable in full colour.
A TOP Packaging: POP-UP CUP
A Top POP-UP CUP™ is a recyclable and renewable alternative to plastic and paper cups (plus lids) available in 12 and 16 ounces. Also possible as a substitute of plastic bottles. With real functional features.
De Ploeg: SEATEX
Fabrics from De Ploeg are designed to contribute to a good living and working environment. Aesthetics, functionality, comfort and sustainability go hand in hand in that process. To meet the growing demand for sustainable products we present our circular curtain fabrics: SEA and OCEAN, made from shoreline plastic.
Material Sense LAB: Biobased payment coin
The biobased payment coin is made out of 100% biobased materials; PLA, natural fibers and natural pigments for different colors. The T as open space and the tangible subtle footprint of horse shoes, refers to the logo of the pop temple Gebouw-T based on the former horse shed housing. The material itself is designed in such a way that the fibers creates random patterns to communicate to the public that this coin is made out of a bio alternative to oil based plastics. The coin is degradable after a few years usage and also fully recyclable, leaving no traces at all.
Pola Salicka: Can you see a forest in the palm?
Examination of the relationship between plants, food and materials, based on a case study of coconut plantations in Sumatra. Making link to traditional practices and natural systems the scenario reframes monoculture farming by redesigning it into a multi-species environment. It provides way for transformation of its products through biodegradable composite material based on plants grown in a new "coconut forest".
Crafting Plastics! Studio: Nuatan
We believe there is a radically better way to design consumer products that are compatible with Earth. It has become clear to us that plastics must be replaced on the market. By connecting institutional research with commercial design, we developed a unique bio-based material (NUATAN) that will accelerate the transition to the circular economy and move us closer to a sustainable future.
Will Thompson: USE BY: 3018
"USE BY: 3018" is a project that aimed to demonstrate how simple and low-tech recycling plastic could be. The chair was created by melting down plastic waste with a portable electric oven and moulding blocks. These were then fixed together and finished with a robotic arm CNC, demonstrating the beauty and strength of a material that could be environmentally hazardous if not managed correctly. The project aimed to challenge our perception of waste and encourage others to adopt the process.
ECOPIXEL: DELTA stool
DELTA stool was the very first project in the innovative ECOPIXEL material, a new method to transform both industrial and post-consumer waste in 3 dimensional shapes as well as sheets with infinite color possibilities. Design by Jan Puylaert.
DONKEY: The Bolivian Bazar Bag
DONKEY’s mission is to end the use of disposable plastic bags by introducing the iconic handmade fully recyclable HDPE Bolivian Bazar Bags. Instead of using plastic as a cheap disposable, DONKEY combines it with the finest leather and uses plastic for its durability. The bags are currently sold in high end fashion stores in the UK, Sweden, Italy, Japan, and Spain.
Dopper: The Ocean Collection
Dopper's mission: crystal clear water. In every ocean. From every tap. An ode to the world's oceans. The Ocean Collection celebrates the various colors of our seven seas, from the icy-cool polar waters to the rough open seas and the calm, inviting coastal waters. Dive in and drink to plastic-free oceans!
All Dopper bottles are produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The bottles are BPA-free, and when a Dopper has fulfilled its lifetime (usually around 10 years), it can be handed in for recycling.
Outlander Materials: UnPlastic
We upcycle beer waste into UnPlastic, a functional, compostable, and totally plastic-free alternative to single use plastics.
DutchFiets: Circular Bikes
DutchFiets originated from technical research, driven by innovation that turns the market upside down. The challenge was clear: make a bicycle that does not end up as waste. Through many detours the answer turned out to be plastic! With all its freedom of form, it is a wonderful material to work with and, moreover, to recycle without consuming much energy.
A socially responsible, low-maintenance design bicycle made from recyclable plastic for the circular economy.
Eco Tooth: Tooth
Tooth is an affordable eco-friendly and sustainable oral care lifestyle brand. Giving the power to the people to help change the world each time they brush their teeth and positively impact the environment as well as their lifestyles. We re-use, re-model and re-purpose rather than re-make.
EMMA SICHER: FROM PEEL TO PEEL - AN EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN APPROACH TO PACKAGING
The project proposes microbial cellulose as a suitable material for packaging and disposable tableware. Food is currently packed into materials which last forever or are damaging for the ecosystem. What if the container would follow the life-cycle of its content? Microbial cellulose is perfectly compostable and could be produced locally through the fermentation of SCOBYs and agri-food leftovers promoting a regenerative glocal perspective.
ENVISIONS: THE COLLECTIVE: ECO-OH!
Recognising the urgent need for a sustainable and recyclable board material in the market for construction and architecture, the design collective envisions and plastics recycling company ECO-Oh! have closely collaborated to develop an experimental demonstration for how recycled plastics can positively impact the future of materials.
FAIRPHONE: FAIRPHONE 2
We are Fairphone. We’re a social enterprise founded in 2013. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We make fair(er) phones to change the industry from the inside out. By making phones, we’re establishing, one step at a time, a market for fairer electronics, opening up the supply chain, creating a positive impact and building new relationships between people and their products. Together with our community, we’re changing the way products are made. Join us!
LIE LA LISA: MAKE ECO PLAY
Makeco Play is an ecological toy kit made from biodegradable plastic moulds. Each mould can be filled with bioplastic in order to make your own toys. Through exploration and creative play children can learn about sustainable material, as each toy shows the life cycle of the material. Lets play for the sake of our planet!
GISPEN: SETT CE SOFA
Sett is the combination of a timeless design and sustainable production. Sett CE has a base, which is 3D printed out of recycled plastic. All in all Sett is made from 95% recycled material. This CE version is developed by TU Delft and MarcelvangalenDesign together with Searious Business and Gispen. Working with different specialists, in the spirit of the Donut economy.
Sent in by Peter van de Water.
BEAT THE BAG: LET’S BEAT THE BAG
Beat the Bag reduces the use of plastic bags and gives promotional banners a second life. By upcycling these waste materials from and for companies into reusable bags, we support the circular economy in the Netherlands. In social workplaces, these sustainable and high-quality bags are sewn with lots of love.
100% sustainable, 100% social and 100% local.
MARCELVANGALENDESIGN: HOLLOW CHAIR
Recent months MarcelvangalenDesign has been working on a seating element that has been fully optimized to be produced using the 3D printer. With this seating element, 3D printing can be successfully used as an alternative production process for furniture. The seating element is made entirely of recycled plastic and can be fully reused at the end of the life cycle.
GERRARD STREET: DAY
Worldwide 15 million kilo’s of headphones are discarded yearly, filled with still usable components and materials. Gerrard Street develops completely modular headphones with phenomenal sound, that can easily be repaired, or recycled. By doing so, it is our aim to advance the Circular Economy.
PRINT+: DIY HEADPHONES
A 3D printed modular headphone. Available as a kit or as a complete headphone to your preferred design and color combination.Fully modular and can be easily (dis)assembled for recycling, repair and upgrades rather than buying a new headphone. The plastic parts are 3D printed and can be produced using recycled plastic material.
KIM MARKEL: VANITY PROJECT
Kim Markel's Vanity Project uses old, empty cosmetics packaging to create new vanity objects.
Margherita Soldati: Uncomfortable
‘Uncomfortable’ is made by using 100% plastic waste collected in Aruba. The work reveals, on a sensorial level, the uncomfortable presence of microplastic hidden under our skin. This piece aims to generate awareness on the plastic pollution issue by stimulating the tactile sense and by translating its uncomfortableness in an everyday object.
CIRCOLOGY: PLASTIC CERAMICS
Circology is a circular design studio and consultancy that researches sustainable materials and develop closed loop product ecosystems. Our international and multidisciplinary background enables us to tackle challenges related to developing holistic and sustainable systems and design truly circular solutions - because to us circular economy is not a theory, but the fundamental basis of everything.
COFFEE BASED: NOTEBOOKS
Every year 300 million kilos of coffee grounds are produced in the Netherlands. Almost all of this ends up in the waste incineration. Coffee Based believes that the high-quality substances in coffee grounds should not be wasted. That is why Coffee Based develops bio-based products made from coffee grounds, such as notebooks, plant pots and tableware.
VERDRAAIDGOED: NS UPCYCLE
VerdraaidGoed supports changemakers who share our vision for a world without wastage. With our validated approach we ensure that they take concrete steps towards a future-proof organisation that fits within a circular economy. We inspire, enthuse, advise and realise. With our project NS-Upcycle we turn the old timetables from the Dutch Railways into useful and surprising products, like notebooks, games, picture frames, serving trays, lampshades and more!
POST CARBON LAB: OPACIFY: DESIGN NUDGES FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
Opacify is an alternative packaging design to make the consumption of single-use plastics unconventionally inconvenient. As an opaque black heat-sensitive coating, Opacify conceals all product information from the consumers. Only through human touch, it transforms from black to transparent to reveal the product content. This serves as a cognitive nudge to promote sustainable behaviours and enhance the physical interaction between consumers and merchandise.
ALVARO CATALÁN DE OCÓN: PET LAMP
PET Lamp Project emerged as the possibility to approach a global problem - the plastic waste - with a local activity - the basket weaving tradition. PET Lamp begun in Madrid in 2011 and since then every year a new collection is developed in a different country taking us so far to Colombia, Chile, Ethiopia, Japan, Thailand and Australia.
VERTREDERS W & BUREAU SLA: PRETTY PLASTIC
Overtreders W and bureau SLA have been working on the Pretty Plastic project since 2015. Their aim is to turn plastic household waste into shingles to be used as cladding for buildings. In 2017, the designers built the People's Pavilion at the Dutch Design Week with a cladding of Pretty Plastic Shingles made of locally sourced household waste from Eindhoven. Since then, Overtreders W and bureau SLA have been working with plastic recycling company Govaplast on meeting all required fire safety regulations for building materials. They hope to complete this process very soon, and are aiming to start producing shingles for the professional building industry by the end of 2019.
POLIMEER: PIANO TABLE
The low-table is hand-made in the Netherlands, featuring a top surface in Polimarble®. Polimarble® is a new and innovative marble looking material made with plastic waste such as bags and bubble wraps and crafted by hand. Polimeer is a circular design studio focusing on the development of materials and designs with a strong aesthetic. The aim of Polimeer is to change people's negative perception on recycled plastics.
SIMONE POST: POST PLASTIC
Plastic recycling company ECO-oh! brought in Simone Post for a fresh perspective on their materials. Her quest for new uses found its expression in this inspirational book. She shows how recycled plastics can be combined and connected in a variety of new ways if their individual, unique qualities are used. Simone Post is turning ugly ducklings into ornate swans by creating plastic samples in remarkable textures, attractive colour combinations and beautiful shapes.
STUDIO BAS VAN DER VEER: GREENVILLE
Greenville is a family of planters with integrated watering saucers, made with recycled plastics and designed for Dutch pottery firm Elho. The Greenville family is one of Elhos mascots for their efforts to become completely circular in the near future and is produced using 100% wind energy from Elhos very own wind turbine.
Precious Plastic develops free and open source machines, techniques, and digital infrastructure for people anywhere in the world to collaborate together and make a living transforming plastic waste into beautifully crafted products.
FAN MO: LEZOR
Lezor is a razor handle made with composite material based on lemon peels and bio-derived resin. It is designed for reducing the used of one-off plastics in fast-moving consumer goods. With designed product service system, users will receive discounts if they return the used handles when buying a new one. The returned handles can then be collected and remanufactured.
JESSICA DEN HARTOG: RECOLOURED, A NEW WAY OF RECYCLING.
A personal interpretation on the possibilities of recycled plastic. A material with its own quality and identity. The research arose from the preference to work with the material plastic and the absence of aesthetics in its recycling.
As a designer I started a research that serves as a library of colors and materials in a never ending process. All the possibilities of recycled plastic into new materials to provide me and others with aesthetic materials made from waste.
BUREAU BAGGERMAN: PRECIOUS WASTE
Precious Waste is textile made out of used plastic shopping bags. This piece, carefully handcrafted by Mexican craftsmen shows a large contrast to the cheap mass-produced bags out of which it was made. This technique of recycling extends the life-span of the plastic enormously. Because no other material is added, it can remain in a closed loop.
SHAHAR LIVNE DESIGN: METAMORPHISM
"Metamorphism" is speculative material research that investigates the blurring borders between the natural and the man-made as a critical tool towards more ecologically mindful materials and design futures. By recreating clay archetypes with a possible future semi-natural material that geomimics the hybridization of plastic pollution with natural materials, Designer Shahar Livne brings to life ecological and social representations of the complex effects of the Anthropocene era.
FOEKJE FLEUR: BUBBLE BUDDY
Bubble Buddy is a tool made from recycled plastic packaging, that can help you save more plastic by switching from liquid soap in bottles to packaging free bars. Bubble Buddy has a grating shield that can be used to shred soap so it dissolves easily into soapsuds for cleaning, while upside down it functions as a dish to store soap after hand washing.
HEALTHY SEAS SOCKS
We remove abandoned fish nets out of the Ocean and use them to regenerate the nylon into new yarn. These are then combined with organic cotton make beautiful, comfortable socks.
PIET HEIN EEK: PET BOTTLE LAMP
Designed in 2016 and presented at the Dutch Design Week. The lamps are built on a punched frame and can be customized in almost any form. The lamps are nicknamed 'the space ship lamps'. The lamp shades are recycled pet bottles.
Transforming un-recycled plastic waste into beautiful functional products. Our aim is to prove that waste can be desirable when processed and designed properly.
ELDESIGN: EATME SPOON
Eatme spoon is a project of baking trays for making edible spoons and later other cutlery. With focus on local and sustainable manufacturers, our product enables both individuals and businesses to create their own edible cutlery and ditch single-use plastic in creative and playful way. We also provide sustainable and nutritiously balanced dough mixtures.
DE VORM: PET FELT CHAIR
The seat of the LJ series is made out of recycled PET bottles, the design of the seat brings back many traditional production steps to one smart 3D pressing technique. PET felt is recycled, recyclable and offers sound dampening properties and great comfort.
DESIGN STUDIO PLANQ: FROM JEANS TO CHAIR
Design Studio Planq creates 'Experience Design'. Design furniture and products made from waste and bioplastics to create sustainable awareness. This by bridging the gap between contemporary design and environmental consciousness with unusual created solutions.
GREENTOM BABY STROLLER
The Greentom frames are made of post consumer waste and the fabric is made of recycled soft drink bottles (PET). The mattress of the Carrycot is 100% natural: made of wool, flax and organic cotton. This makes the Greentom stroller not only highly sustainable but also comfortable, light and strong. The innovative design and materials make the Greentom stroller the only stroller that is easy to use and helps us clean up the planet at the same time. Waste that would otherwise end up in our oceans or in landfills is now put to good use, without compromising on quality. Greentom believes that by designing affordable and high quality sustainable products we can change the world.
With the “Superhalm" we have created an environmentally friendly replacement for traditional plastic drinking straws. We have developed the first edible and sustainable drinking straw based on grain and fruit fibers. We offer it to bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels as an innovative and novel alternative. Through the use of renewable resources we have invented an eco friendly straw that is completely biodegradable after about 2 weeks. We believe that our product can make a substantial contribution to the prevention of environmentally damaging and plastic waste.
WASTE2WEAR: A-DAM SWIMWEAR
We strive to combine sustainable solutions with characterful designs. This is why we only use GOTS certified organic cotton for our boxers and T-shirts. Our swimwear line is made from 100% recycled polyester, of which 30% comes from plastic bottles from the ocean.
WASTE2WEAR: COLLABORATION AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
A Collaboration for good: Waste2Wear & Jane Goodall Institute Netherlands!
By connecting different parties with the same values and thoughts about environmental issues, Waste2Wear is using it’s entrepreneurship as a force for good! Inspiring quotes from Jane Goodall are printed on a variety of shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Each shirt contains 10 recycled plastic bottles and complete revenue will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute Netherlands.
PAARS PRO TOTO: QUUT TOYS
We make toys that stand the test of time, inspired by our own childhood memories, designed with our children’s future in mind. Designing sustainable products was our first concern. Quut toys are well made and built to last. We have focused on durability to create an alternative for people who no longer want to buy poor-quality toys that break easily.
ELLEN WILLINK: TAS MET EEN BOODSCHAP
BASTEN LEIJH: FLEXTRASH
This stylish car-bin can be attached to the dashboard or to the headrest, thanks to specially patented clips. Flextrash is available in a variety of colours. The cover bag material is created by a Danish brand KVADRAT, and is entirely made out of PET bottles. Fleshtrash is also the first washable car bin, and the big bag that is delivered with it is made of biodegradable material.
STUDIO BAS VAN DER VEER: BIO PLASTIC INJECTION
Shifting from oil-based plastics to plastics made from renewable resources will play an important role in how future products can be designed and produced in a more sustainable way. To get a sense of industrially working with bioplastics, we built a lowtech injection installation and a mold to explore the opportunities and difficulties with this exciting new type of plastics.
STUDIO NIENKE HOOGVLIET: MOURN
Studio Nienke Hoogvliet introduces a new type of urn. To create the objects she uses a bio-plastic called PHA, made from bacteria that clean wastewater. By mixing this with cremation ashes, an object is formed that can be given back to nature as a whole. It’s no longer a vessel. MOURN impacts local flora and fauna as little as possible.
RICCARDO CENEDELLA & DANNY FERRARI : PLASTICENE
What if we launch our life in a thousand years into the future and imagine to be archaeologists of the future; what will be our finds? We built a raw hoven press to make sheets of plastic, we use different colour of plastic in order to create a non-reproducible pattern which gives to the object a quality recognizable in the craftsmanship that makes it a more appreciable object. The result is a vase which represents the archetype of the archaeological findings of past cultures. The project is meant to sensitize the observer and make him think about what we are leaving in our planet and to help us to appreciate the qualities which make plastic so precious.
STUDIO ROOS MEERMAN : AERA FABRICA
The technique Aera Fabrica is a combination of blow moulding, glass blowing and 3D printing. From an experiment with stretching plastic, the studio moved to seeing the plastic form as a balloon that you can blow up. By heating up the balloon, it is made flexible and can be transformed. Cooling it, solidifies the form again. In contrast with the glassblowing technique, with the Aera Fabrica process, you determine the form before the inflating process, which allows us to more influence on the final form.
Meerman uses PLA, a 100%-biodegradable material made from corn.
W.R.YUMA: HAPPY GO LUCKY
The World’s first 3D printed sunglasses from plastic waste.
w.r.yuma 3D prints sunglasses from recycled car dashboards, soda bottles and fridges. All products are produced on-demand and in-house in our Antwerp based micro-factory using locally recycled waste and top quality components. Each pair of sunglasses has a unique origin traceability code through which customers can discover the story behind their product and the materials used. Customers can swap their sunglasses for a new pair at a discount while we recycle the old product to 3D print new sunnies.
To make the circular economy a success, a change in the image of recycled materials is necessary. Our solution? An eye catcher in the form of a wristwatch made from recycled materials. The casing, for instance, is made from recycled ABS plastic sourced from consumer products and the wristband uses leather scrap from the shoe industry.
INEKE HANS: CHOPS
CHOPS from recycled plastic were originally designed for an installation in the garden pavillion of Dutch Royal Palace Soestdijk.The material proved to be extremely suitable for chopping meat, vegetables, cheeses etc. And although we are rare meat eaters the appearance of the red/white plastic sheets reminded so much of minced meat and the looks of salami, sausages and other types of meat that we could not withstand the idea of using it this way as chopping boards in the shape of chops, hams, bacon, sausages or steak. The recycled plastic is from the UK.
A limited series of chops will be part of INEKEHANS COLLECTION till sold out.
The Carrier makes transporting firewood or other belongings much easier. At the same time, it is a functional seat that provides extra storage underneath it. It is a space-saving piece of furniture that’s ideal for smaller spaces. The container is made out of ECOPIXEL, this circular material consists of at least 90% recycled plastic waste and it is endlessly recyclable.
ALEXANDER SCHUL: SUBSTANTIAL FURNITURE LINE
This furniture line is made from sheets of recycled plastic (HIPS: high impact polystyrene). The form and structure of the furniture originate from the idea of combining efficient production methods, functionality and timeless elegance, with the formative possibilities that the material holds within itself. That means the objects are universal, practical and manufacturable on a large scale.