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The XXX bench: from plastic waste to public furniture

Published at: 24 April 2018


A Rotterdam-based studio called The New Raw is rallying citizens to turn their recycled plastic waste into furniture for public use. Their “Print Your City” initiative combines 3D-printing with recycling to redesign urban spaces. The first prototype to come out of this project is the XXX bench, designed for the Municipality of Amsterdam.

According to reports, Amsterdam residents generate 23kg of plastic waste per person annually. The New Raw worked out that this is enough plastic to build one bench for every two Amsterdammers every year.

The XXX bench was created in collaboration with Aectual, and seats two to four people.

View The New Raw’s XXX bench in the original article here.

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