Melt It: An Evening of Plastic Recycling

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13 Feb 2018

6pm to 8.30pm

Tuesday 13 February


3D Workshop, Workshop Block, Ground Floor

Fully Booked




Lecture Theatre C

Free and open to all but booking essential via Eventbrite


Happenstance Workshop
Happenstance Workshop is a design company, focusing on quality eco-effective products for the home. The studio recycles plastics to create objects that fit to a closed loop cycle, called STEW products. Each object is made in our London workshop, guaranteed for life and returnable for re-moulding at the end of its’ life.

During the event you will be able to see the whole STEW process, from shredding to moulding. The event will go through a whole spectrum of topics within small batch recycling and what closed loop systems are, why they are important and how they can be achieved. 

See the STEW video here:
Twitter - @HappenstanceW
Instagram - @Happenstanceworkshop

Ooho! Project with Rodrigo Garcia Gonçalez 
Skipping Rocks Lab is a seaweed-tech startup based in London. They’ve created Ooho!, the edible water bottle. It’s a spherical packaging made of seaweed, entirely natural and biodegradable. Their goal is to create a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups. The proprietary material used is actually cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits and cosmetics.
Twitter - @OohoWater
Instagram - @oohowater


Sophie Thomas founding Director Thomas.Matthews

Sophie’s practical experience in the delivery of award-winning, innovative and highly sustainable communication projects has taken her to some amazing places. She has visited laboratories that are searching for dark matter, deep in a North Yorkshire mine, for the Weller Astronomy Galleries project and been high on a scaffolded Super Tree looking down on the beginnings of the beautiful Gardens By The Bay in Singapore. Her long-term interest in sustainability and materials has led her to share her experience of closed loop thinking with other designers, and in 2012 she founded The Great Recovery, a programme to build capacity and understanding of circular design in the materials supply chain through practical exploration (i.e. tearing things apart and re-designing them).