- Rosie Flanagan
Consumerism and capitalism have a lot to answer for in a world where ‘single use’ has become applicable to more than just plastic. As the problem grows, we’re seeing a new crop of designers whose work with waste is artfully combatting this throw-away culture.
We produce 1.3 billion tonnes of waste each year, a figure that is said to rise to 2.2 billion by 2025. It’s a figure so astronomical that it feels impossible to picture—and as the problem grows, we need to develop new ways to limit our waste in order to ensure a future for the planet. From using urine as a glaze to repurposing broken bottles for terrazzo tiles, and blowing PVC pipes into vases, the designers who follow are working with waste in a way that gives it new life—often in the most unusual way.
Malmö Upcycling Service
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