Corepla Casetta - Rossana Orlandi
It's Milan Design Week and the Salone del Mobile is in full swing, so the chips are down, who can come up with the most original sustainable installation? Recycling Association Corepla and brilliant architect and designer Rossana Orlandi decide to highlight the plastic waste problem and take it a step further - they offer a solution, upcycling the mixed waste plastics into usable materials.
Corepla fished mixed plastic waste form the River Po, along with post consumer plastic and sent it to Storm Board. We created boards from the waste that replace plywood and mdf commonly used in exhibitions and intallations. With all the advantages of a tough waterproof board Corepla's installation turned an emergency shelter into a Milanese style work of art. Thousands of loacals and visitors to the Via Solferino will wallk through the Storm Board arches this week.
Rossana's team set the boards up in the National Science Museum where it is part of the Guiltless Plastic display. A celebration of designers ideas for the use of waste plastic.
How it was done: you tube
emergency shelter - protomax
Protomax invented the P2 process to enable people to build structures from waste plastic, rather than cutting down trees. Often where wood, concrete and traditional building products are scarce there is an abundance of waste plastic that can be converted into houses.
Storm Board is a weatherproof board made from waste plastic. There is no need to paint/ plaster/ render or use expensive framework to build a shelter.
Protomax are building a shelter from Ocean Waste, collected by Waste Free Oceans, WFO, at the Circular Economy Show, Ecomondo, in Rimini from 6-9 November: ecomondo
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outdoor living with THOMAS BRAMWELL
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