The two attractive handles – Plato and Square – made of recycled plastic can trace their roots back to a location other than furnipart, so come with us on a trip to West Jutland, Denmark. Based in the Danish town of Lemvig, PLASTIX is a small company that has developed trail-blazing technology which makes it possible to re-use plastic from abandoned fishing nets, for example, and from other plastic material used in the maritime industry. The oceans of the world are experiencing a growing problem in the form of nets, trawls and other plastic material that is simply dumped in the water.
The majority of this pollution is attributable to poor onshore handling of waste, but this unfortunately translates into a growing mass of plastic – both on dry land and in the seas. If this plastic is not collected and reused, more and more plastic needs to be manufactured and used, which naturally means continued extraction of oil.