The result is a circular composite made from textile waste and 100% organic plastic fibres, making PLANQ’s furniture completely sustainable and reusable. This composition has a positive environmental impact, and is designed to be reused, repaired and remanufactured.
‘Product waste and pollution are no accident, but the consequences of decisions made at the design stage, where around 80% of environmental impact are determined,’ says Anthony Gray, PLANQ UK Partner. ‘Designers need to change their mindset to view waste as a design flaw.
‘We design our products with a solution in mind: removing textile waste from landfill. On average, more than two tonnes of clothing are bought each minute in the UK alone. 11 million garments end up in landfill each week in the UK, and an estimated 350,000 tonnes of textile/clothing waste are either burned or enters landfill every year.’