Many of us try to recycle as much rubbish as we can to help the environment and our future world. But one company based in London called Dust has taken it to the next level and used waste tea to create a range of homeware which it has launched via Kickstarter. Watch the video below to learn more about the range of plant parts and homeware created by Dust using waste tea.
We make temporary moulds using traditional origami techniques. The separated tea waste is carefully mixed within a non-toxic binder. Once we achieve the desired consistency, the material is ready to pour into the mould. This is left to set in the studio before another unique object is revealed.
Dust explains more about their plans for the future and products. “Our mission is to partner with local cafes to source the tea waste for our objects. We want to raise awareness that 20 million teabags are thrown away every day in London and almost all are made with a single a use plastic, which cannot be recycled. With each pledge we are recycling more of this waste and with your support our collection can continue to grow.”
Jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below