- story by MaterialDistrict
OTTAN collects food waste as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable residues and garden waste as tree leaves or grass from local retailer companies, producers, municipalities and greenhouses. After they gather all kinds of natural wastes, they prepare the waste by cleaning, drying and grinding to create natural raw materials and mix them with green resins before injecting it into moulds to create minimal yet multi-purpose products.
Each of the materials was produced by upcycling an average of 65-85% organic waste. Ottan materials, which do not contain any colourants or additives, reflect the characteristics of the waste they’re made of. You can use Ottan materials as an alternative to wood, acrylic and even marble surfaces, in any place you wish!