It is not true that you should accept home-made gifts if your intention was to recycle.
Recycled materials are becoming more popular among homeware designers. This is a shift away from the throwaway culture that has been embraced by many.
This article will take you through some of the most recent homeware products, such as glass tumblers, bed throws, and soft recycled carpet runners using yarn from plastic bottles.
Let’s take a look at homeware items made of recycled materials such as this runners made out plastic bottles. Scroll down for further details
Weaver Green is responsible for creating the products. It works with companies like Weaver Green to recycle some 135 billion plastic containers that land in the ocean and on the landfill to make beautiful, practical items for homes.
Tasha Green from Weaver Green explained, “The main challenge was to convert hard plastic into lovely open fibres, so that yarn truly has the appearance and feel of wool.”
“This seven-year process resulted in a strong, soft, machine washable yarn, which is stain and snag resistant. It can also be used indoors and outdoors. This was the most important step of our work.
Recycling products to your home
1. Carpet runners made from recycled materials
Weaver Green produces this runner called Andalucia Zahara, which is available from £162
Weaver Green offers a wide range of 100 percent recycled items including carpet runners made out of recycled plastic bottles.
Ms Green explained: ‘Runners allow you to instantly update and change the feel of a room.
A statement runner could be the focal point of interior design and can compliment other elements within your home.
“For example, the simple herringbone creates a classic and timeless appearance that can be complemented with strong prints or patterns by adding other accessories.
The company produces a runner called Andalucia Zahara, which is available from £162.
2. Recycling planters
LSA Canopy Collection features shapes inspired from the Eden Projects’ iconic biomes
Made from recycled glass bottles and cans, these hanging planters made with 100 percent are recyclable.
These were created as a result of a collaboration between LSA International, based in London and Eden Project, in Cornwall.
They created the Canopy Collection together, which features curved and domed shapes that were inspired by Eden Projects’ iconic biomes.
This recycled hanging planter is made of 100 percent recycled glass bottles or jars
LSA spokesperson for this project, said that the pieces are mouthblown out of 100% recycled glass. It follows the sustainable practice where discarded material is made into something useful.
The result is a subtle green tint. Air bubbles are a part of recycled material or the handmade process.
The canopy hanging planter is available via LSA International and costs £26.
3. Glass tumblers made from recycled glass
LSA International produces also the Mia Collection of recycled glass tumblers
LSA International also created the Mia Collection from recycled materials.
This series focuses on recycling recycled glass to make a variety of items including tumblers. A set of four Mai Tall Highball tumblers cost £32.
4. Bedding throws from recycled material
You can also use recycled materials on your beds, like these throws from old plastic bottles
Weaver Green has a range of such bed throws, which are made of yarn that has the look and feel of wool (pictured: its Darjeeling rainbow throw costing £65)
You can also use recycled materials on your beds. For example, these throws are made of plastic bottles.
Weaver Green creates bed throws from yarn that resembles wool.
Its Darjeeling rainbow throw costs £65, while its Madras pink and gold throws cost £55 each.
Weaver Green’s Madras Check pink and gold bed throws are priced at £55 each