Almost everything we use today is packed. You eat your sandwich out of a plastic bag, we drink from a plastic cup, your eggplant and cucumber are wrapped in plastic. What would it be like if all these materials could be used continuously? The question is what you can do to get our raw materials circular?
My name is Jessica de Hartog, I am a material designer, and I create new materials from plastic waste. I transform waste- plastic into an aesthetic material. I work for companies that believe in a sustainable society. Those who strive for a change in raw material and usage.
By thinking further during the research- and the making process, an experiment with material, color and technique, is created. Together we create new knowledge, new knowledge for me as a designer and new knowledge about your material with which we can increase the employability of circular plastic.
Ever since I was a student, I’ve had a fascination with plastics. Especially the color variation is important to me. I have been recycling my own plastic by type and color for years, on a small scale, and have created my own raw material from this. I processed this raw material into my ReColored materials library.
ReColored is my personal interpretation of recycled plastic. Each sample stands on its own as a work of art, before it is transformed into different materials and products. I see ReColored as a starting point for myself and for other designers and companies. The color- and materials library feels like an invitation to get started.
As a customer, you have all the knowledge about the qualities and properties of your material. Together it is possible to push boundaries so that the use of aesthetic, sustainable plastics becomes our future!
Are you curious? Get in touch.