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Upcycled Polystyrene Furniture

Designer Andreu Carulla Partners with a Zero-Waste Restaurant

— May 18, 2018 — Eco
Spanish designer Andreu Carulla teams up with zero-waste restaurant El Celler de Can Roca to develop ecologically conscious hexagonal stools. The Catalan-based creative uses polystyrene — a material that eateries utilize for the transportation and storage of food, as the main component for the geometry-inspired pieces. From lilac and mint green to charcoal grey, the collaborators challenged themselves to create something agreeable and aesthetically pleasing with one of the most difficult materials to recycle.

This is a new development for El Celler de Can Roca's zero-waste restaurant policy, which carries the name of Roca Recicla and previously dealt with small-scale recycling. "Named as one of the top 10 eateries in the world," the dining establishment truly leads by example in the drive for sustainability.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Polystyrene - Businesses can explore upcycling polystyrene waste to create unique and eco-friendly products.
2. Zero-waste Hospitality Design - Hotels and restaurants can adopt zero-waste design strategies to reduce environmental impact and appeal to eco-conscious consumers.
3. Recycling Challenging Materials - Innovative companies can develop new and innovative recycling methods for challenging materials like polystyrene to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Interior design companies can incorporate upcycled materials and sustainable design practices to offer distinctive and eco-friendly products and services.
2. Hospitality - Hotels and restaurants can adopt a zero-waste policy to appeal to environmentally conscious customers, differentiate themselves from competitors, and cut costs.
3. Waste Management - Innovative waste management companies can explore new and efficient methods for recycling challenging materials like polystyrene to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
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