Woven recycled LLDPE

Korea, Republic Of

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Recycled LLDPE boards are made entirely from tons of LLDPE waste such as plastic grocery bags, trash bags, and shrink wrap film. After this waste is made into pellets, through heat pressing, they become thick, rigid boards that can be used to make furniture and objects.

In order to utilize a lot of recycled plastic board leftovers piled up in the factory after making various furniture using this material, Kuo Duo came up with an idea of slicing these offcuts to explore new possibilities. By slicing the material into thin layers, the solid recycled plastic boards became flexible straps, which led us to design new products by weaving it together. The designers created various types of woven baskets using this new plastic straps, whereas the form was inspired by traditional baskets.

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