Students at Newcastle University recently teamed up with engineers and architects to build a pop-up café made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and cardboard boxes.
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The owners put a big emphasis on organic products and sustainability. Their frozen yoghurt is made of organic yoghurt and organic milk, most of the cereals are also organic and the bread for the Haps is organic as well. They use renewable energy for the electricity and organic cotton for the staff uniforms.
The packaging had to be as eco-friendly as possible. The biggest challenge was to design the packaging that’s easy to assemble but without any glue and plastic, which at the same time serves as a fun giftwrap and a practical protection of the product. Also we had to find a recycled paper that’s good enough in terms of quality and durability, and the colors with eco-certificates.
Constructed from post-consumer soda bottles, the Bubble Chandelier was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Elle Decor India calls the Bubble Chandelier “…an upcycled wonder, transforming the used, old and ordinary into new and highly covetable.” The Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 two-liter soda bottles, with each piece cut and connected with aluminum rivets.