- Gomi Designs, in Brighton, England, turns nonrecyclable plastic waste into Bluetooth speakers that are infinitely recyclable.
- Its aim is to stop plastic waste from being incinerated or going to landfills.
- It collects plastic packaging, bubble-wrap, and cling film from local companies and residents to repurpose. This type of plastic waste is impossible to recycle and it’s not accepted by local authorities.
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Gomi Designs is a start-up based in Brighton, England. It collects nonrecyclable plastic waste and turns it into Bluetooth speakers.
Its goal is to stop plastic waste from being incinerated or going to landfills. This year, it aims to use at least one ton of this type of plastic waste.
Each speaker is made with the equivalent of 100 plastic bags, which are melted into ovens and then kneaded together to form a “marble dough.” The dough is then placed into compression molds to be made into a speaker’s shape. Finally, the electronic components are inserted, and the speaker is assembled.
The body of the speaker is completely recyclable, as its material can be remelted infinitely, without losing its qualities, and then made into something else.
As for the electronic components of the speaker, these are not derived from recycled material. However, the company is working on new partnerships to make sure all of the returned, damaged or broken electronic components are recycled by other engineering and tech companies.
To learn more about Gomi Designs and how it makes its speakers, check out the video above.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published in May 2020.