On Zanzibar, tourists have become an important source of income, as well as (glass) waste. The island is not yet equipped to process all this glass, which means it makes its way into the natural surroundings. But what if the tourism that caused the waste, could also contribute to processing it?
During the last Dutch Design Week bottle-up launched its first results: seven products made out of the glass waste.
This is the first step towards more constructive solutions, such as developing building materials out of obsolete glass.
The foundation bottle-up is an initiative of Hubert & Elisabeth van Doorne and Dutch Design Week.