August 13, 2017

Recycled HDPE vessels

Plag represents designer Waël Seaiby’s noble effort to upcycle the disposable plastic bag. Approximately one million such bags are used each minute across the globe, and over 90 percent wind up in landfills. Most are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a polymer that can be used for much more demanding and enduring applications. Plag is a collection of upcycled, handcrafted vessels that evoke ceramic and glass craftsmanship. Because they consist of recycled shopping bags, Plag containers bear the bright pigments of their original HDPE feedstock, and exhibit whimsically distorted forms and rough edges in the spirit of their first use. In this way, the Plag collection transforms one of the least valuable uses of plastic into a high-quality application.

Contact: Waël Seaiby, Edinburgh, UK.

For more information, see Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future

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