Gallery: Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Base...

 

Coca-Cola recently teamed up with environmentally minded designer Wayne Hemingway to introduce an umbrella made from recycled plant-based PET bottles. Available just in time for fall, the umbrellas are a statement on the viability of the plant based plastic that the Coca-Cola Company introduced in 2009 (ironically for bottled water). The bottles are now rolling out en mass in England, and since they’re made from 22.5% plant material and another 25% recycled plastic they have a decidedly smaller environmental footprint. The ability to recycle the bottles into an umbrella is a great demonstration of how new products can be designed to have less impact from the beginning to the end of their lifecycle.

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  1. matowen October 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Congratulations on a fabulous website. I am delighted to have found this post.…

  2. diana.e.collins September 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    This looks great but how can I order one online?

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