3 fantastic examples of how 3 different waste materials can be recycled to create functional, sustainable, planet friendly products. Great to use, great to give, great to own!
Believe it or not these water bottles start as sugar cane waste.
Waste from harvesting sugar cane is either burnt or goes to landfill. Today more and more is used in the production of useable products including these stunning water bottles. Basically the waste is dried, pulped and moulded into these fabulous bottles. Not only are the bottles made from recycled waste but they are fully biodegradable making them 100% natural and 100% sustainable. Gradually the use of plant and waste material will replace more and more oil based plastic products.
From sugarcane waste to coffee ground waste.
Coffee husks are the thin film surrounding the bean which is removed at the milling stage of coffee production. As a waste product it currently gets left in piles to go mouldy. Every year over 1million tons of husk waste is generated globally of which the average coffee drinker contributes about 3kg! Now companies are starting to convert that waste into great products including these functional coffee cups from HIP, the Moka Range. 100% recycled, 100% sustainable, 100% biodegradable.
From plastic bottles saved from the ocean come lunch boxes.
Totally made from Ocean Bound Plastic, known as OBP, which is discarded, abandoned plastic waste that ultimately finds its way into our oceans creating pollution as well as presenting a high risk to marine life. Each one is produced by recycling 275 single use plastic bottles! A great example of how ways can be found to reduce and rework our throwaway culture.