Tourists are an increasingly important source of income in Zanzibar, but they also cause an increase in the amount of (glass) waste. The African island is not yet sufficiently equipped to process this waste, which means that it ultimately finds its way into the natural surroundings. But what if that same tourism could also contribute to processing this waste? The bottle-up foundation is realising this dream and has the objective of processing large quantities of glass waste into materials that can be used on the island itself.
bottle-up will present the results of its up-cycling of glass waste in Zanzibar during Dutch Design Week 2016. What began with partner DDF in 2015 with an initial series of locally made glass products, has now grown to become the two new products the bottle | brick and Trending Terrazzo; a building block made from glass and cement only and a decorative material made from white cement and glass.
The foundation bottle-up is an initiative of Hubert & Elisabeth van Doorne and Dutch Design Week.