Waste is a misconception
Why did we design this concept?
In the UK alone, we produce over 500,000 tonnes of waste coffee granules every year, which costs the industry roughly £50 million pounds a year in disposal. This project encouraged me to re-think the notion that materials should come from virgin resources; that coffee should only be used for taste, leading me to explore what other ways are open to us to create new materials for products used in our every day lives. How can the the products that we use in our every day life take waste out of the system?
How does this concept re-think materiality?
Thorough combining waste coffee granules from Cafe Nero with resin, this prototype was moulded at the bottom of a plastic water bottle to produce a material that is robust, beautiful and contributes to cleaning up the planet.