A growing wave of awareness is capturing the attention of people across the world - the damage being caused by plastic waste. David Attenborough's Blue Planet 2 exposed the shocking truth about plastic pollution and, as Friends of the Earth remind us, it's not just marine life that is suffering. The plastic that we throw away ends up polluting our countryside and waterways, which causes harm to wildlife everywhere.
So, we are repurposing this waste plastic - and here is what we have made. Beautiful rugs that feel and look like wool, made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Committed to responsible design since our beginnings, our Recycled Plastic Bottle Rugs are possibly our most sustainable products to date. Our new patterned flat weave rugs are made from repurposed plastic bottles which have been transformed into soft tactile yarn akin to cotton or wool and handwoven into beautiful patterned rugs. Every rug is made by hand, and is unique.
Greenpeace advocate that recycling is absolutely vital for dealing with waste. Plastic can be recycled into other products, to use up some of our waste, and 1 million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every minute. Yet staggeringly, only 9% of all plastic waste is recycled (Friends of the Earth).
Rugs are a good product choice for the use of recycled plastics. Each 170 x 240 cm rug uses approximately 12kg of plastic waste. Unlike clothing, they do not need to be washed frequently (therefore minimising the shedding of microfibers) and they have longevity. Rugs are installed in our homes to be enjoyed for years.
Discover our full collection of recycled plastic bottle rugs, HERE.