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Ocean Plastic Handles

Spark & Burnish Worked with Andrew Simpson to Create the Ocean Plastic Knob

— July 30, 2018 — Eco
Australian homeware label Spark & Burnish worked in collaboration with Andrew Simpson from the Sydney-based industrial design studio Vert Design on the Ocean Plastic Knob. The collection of handles can be used for cabinets and as wall hooks as well. Visually, the pastel handles resemble marble stone, but in reality, they're constructed from recycled ocean plastic materials. This project is an initiative to raise money for two different organizations that are dedicated to ridding the ocean of plastic waste.

The Ocean Plastic Knob collection is manufactured using plastic gathered from Sea Shepard Australia, which is a non-profit ocean conservation organization. The profits raised by selling the collected plastic goes to its Marine Debris collection program that works to clean up the coastline. In addition to this, funds from the collection will also go towards the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. There are four colors available -- black, gray, pink and green, with the option to order custom colors.
Trend Themes
1. Ocean Plastics Recycling - Creating homeware products from recycled ocean plastic materials provides a solution to the problem of plastic waste in oceans.
2. Collaborative Social Responsibility - Partnering with non-profit organizations dedicated to ocean conservation allows businesses to contribute to a greater cause while promoting their products.
3. Sustainable Homeware Design - Using recycled materials to create aesthetically pleasing homeware pieces aligns with the growing consumer demand for sustainable products.
Industry Implications
1. Homeware - The Ocean Plastic Knob collection showcases the potential for using recycled materials in the homeware industry, thereby opening up new opportunities for eco-friendly product designs.
2. Manufacturing - The collaboration between Spark & Burnish and Andrew Simpson highlights the potential for manufacturing industries to contribute to the recycling and reusing of plastic waste.
3. Non-profit Organizations - This project presents a partnership opportunity for non-profit organizations focused on ocean conservation to raise funds through the sale of innovative homeware products.
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