Project glasverspilling Zanzibar

Project glasverspilling Zanzibar

11 August, 2017

On Zanzibar, tourists have become an important source of income, as well as (glass) waste. The island is not yet equipped to process all this glass waste, which means the glass makes its way into the natural surroundings. What if the tourism that caused the waste, could also contribute to processing it?

During the Dutch Design Week bottle-up will launch its first results during: seven products made out of the glass waste. We worked with local craftsmen to translate glass waste into a first series of products. Offering these products to tourists on the island completes the circle: the waste caused by tourism is transformed into valuable up-cycle products, whereby the tourists effectively finance the next step: the development of construction materials made from glass waste. 

Bottle-Up Design Team
The bottle-up project is an initiative of Hubert & Elisabeth van Doorne and Dutch Design Week. The first team of designers to plunge wholeheartedly into this up-cycling task consists of:

OS ∆ OOS - Sophie Mensen and Oskar Peet 
Studio Klaas Kuiken- Klaas Kuiken
Stonecycling - Tom van Soest and Ward Massa 
Super Local - Pim van Baarsen en Luc van Hoeckel

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