8 recycled plastic bottles are needed to create one flake of 80 cm.
500 billion bottles are produced every year and many of them end up being littered or in the oceans.
At Blachere, we have decided to tackle the scourge of plastic pollution by recycling PET (polyethylene terephthalate) from the food industry to create beautiful and innovative decorations using this unique material – rPET (recycled PET).
Indeed, each year, about 8 million tons of waste end up in the oceans and form the 7th continent – a vortex of floating plastics equivalent in size to 1/3 of Europe.
Recycling, creating, innovating.
The bottles we salvage are sorted by colour (from colourless to blue), then crushed into flakes to be shaped for extrusion. The granules resulting from this transformation are then injected into our 3D printers to create unique blue decorations.
This unrivalled method helps to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to keep our nature clean from plastic bottles as far as possible.
TOTAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY NO MATERIAL CREATED
LOCAL SUPPLY IN rPET
All our recyprint range in 2021 catalogue
Each year, about 8 million tons of waste end up in the oceans and form the 7th continent - a vortex of floating plastics equivalent in size to 1/3 of Europe.