The design team at Brabantia are mad keen on environmentally friendly design, so we have put together a list of eco-friendly products for your home!
A name to watch out for is Sarah Turner, an award winning eco artist and designer who specialises in making decorative lighting from waste plastic drinks bottles. The bottles are collected from local cafes and households and then cleaned and sandblasted. Each bottle is hand cut and sculpted into decorative, intricate forms making them totally unrecognisable from their original state.
Willow & Stone have created some uber cool recycled slate effect door numbers. Made to look like traditional slate and virtually indistinguishable until you pick one up and feel its light weight!
And of course we’re proud to mention our very own initiative where the Baltic city of Riga hosted a Brabantia exhibition showcasing the work of several Riga Design and Art School students, who were challenged by the team to make an art object out of a pedal bin. In addition our colleagues in Holland have been striving to improve our green credentials and implemented a recycling trial. This project invited local people to bring in their old waste bins to participating retailers and receive a discount on a new Brabantia bin. The raw materials from the old bins were then recycled and used to create new products. In total, a staggering 13,000 pounds of metal and 2,000 kg of plastic was collected and recycled.
If you are looking for a luxury eco mini break then head to the Coworth Park Hotel Spa where Alumasc has provided a stunning ZinCo green roof. The ZinCo roof is also being used to cultivate thyme, lavender, chamomile and other fragrant herbs for use in natural treatments at the Spa. Bliss!
The Brabantia FlatBack+ Matt Steel Finger Print Proof bins has been awarded with a bronze Cradle to Cradle®(C2C) certificate. This means they are evaluated on material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.
The bronze C2C certificate by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) is an important step towards achieving 100% product recyclability within the next generation. We are the first company in our industry to receive this award and something that we are very proud of too!
With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show well underway, the sun shining and environmental issues hot on the news agenda, we were pleased to see the unveiling of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show‘s ‘SKYShades Garden – Powered by Light,’ which features an integrated solar roof. The SKYShades Garden demonstrates how it is possible to create a work environment that is both bio-diverse and eco- friendly. An office is set amongst plantings of wild flowers, herbs, water and woodland and is powered by solar photovoltaic panels. Great concept!
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Check out Brabantia’s range of compostable bin liners here!