Plastic flowing in the ocean is like a machete in a kid’s hand. By disposing of malleable waste in water bodies we would fill ocean water with more plastic than fish. If we choose to burn it on the heap of rubbish we will choke the world to death. In such a scenario, we need to lay emphasis on sustainable development and minimize the use of disposable waste.
Dutch sustainable architecture company Aectual, which specializes in designing objects using robotic 3D printers, has used plastic collected along the coast of a Belgian beach to 3D print a unique range of mussel-shaped plant holders. This elegant planter was designed exclusively for Sabato by House of DUS in collaboration with a Dutch corporate. Plastic now can be put to use and reformed into beautiful objects, with the new craft of 3D printing.
Made from 100-percent recycled plastic waste collected at Belgian beach, the mussel shell-shaped planter is 3D printed layer by layer. Additionally, each tray has hand added color gradients and a serial number embodied on it which makes is truly different. The planter has a diameter of around 55cm and height up to 50cm.
The planters are made in order to draw attention toward the ongoing environmental concerns caused by plastic waste. It becomes difficult to get rid of plastic bottles and fishing caps, but these items can easily be transformed into something that is subtle on the environment and also adds beauty to your homes.
The natural shapes of the large planters are perfectly dimensioned for terraces and balconies, to bring the natural beach feeling back home. These planters are now being prepared on demand and are available on Sabato’s official website starting at €495 (about $580).
Via: 3D Printing Industry