Gallery: Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Dura...

Colorful threads make georgeous fabrics
 

Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using natural resources, but the process is not as environmentally friendly as it sounds — it involves a lot of energy, emissions, heat, and chemicals, and the end product is always of poorer quality than the original material. With this in mind, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Michelle Baggerman discovered a way to transform plastic shopping bags into a “Precious Waste” textile that extends the bags lifecycle while remaining recyclable (as it’s not a mixed material). She unveiled her innovative textile this week at the Milan Furniture Fair – read on for a closer look!

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3 Comments

  1. HASMUKH JAIN August 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

    WHERE I CAN GET THIS MATERIAL IN INDIA.

  2. Ana Lisa Alperovich April 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hi, you can contact the designer at info@bureaubaggerman.nl

  3. melephant00 April 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    is this material for sale?
    can i get a sample?

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