B Impact Report

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ecoBirdy transforms discarded plastic toys into high-quality design furniture.
Certified Since: August, 2019
Location: Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Sector: Manufacturing

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Based in Antwerp, ecoBirdy has created a whole system from the collection and recycling of old plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture. After two years of intense research, ecoBirdy has brought valuable innovation for plastic recycling, presenting its four-piece collection of design furniture entirely made of recycled plastic and easily and completely recyclable again. An accompanying storybook and school-program introduces youngsters to the concept of circular design and inspires them to contribute to a more sustainable future. ecoBirdy also creates tailored solutions for companies with the goal to solve their plastic problems, making new products.

Within one year, ecoBirdy was awarded by several international design prices and included in many exhibitions worldwide. The distinctive speckled look of the debut-collection - showing pieces of recycled plastic toys - was a conscious choice of the designers to make waste material look like something beautiful, “We wanted to change the perception people had of products made with recycled material".

For the founders Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel it was essential to base each and every step of their business on social and environmental responsibility, with fair business practices as an integral part of the ethos.

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