Recycled toys | Design Award | B Corp certified
Following the approach of circular economy, Ecobirdy manufactures kid-sized design furniture, made from discarded plastic toys. The sustainable items are environmentally- and health-friendly. 100% made from recycled materials and thus fully recyclable. By this way Ecobirdy sets an example against the throw-away mentality.
STELAR SUSTAINABILITY STORY
Ecobirdy recycles discarded plastic toys into colourful designer furniture for children. The founders Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel have spent years researching sustainable recycling methods for plastic toys. Since plastic toys often consist of different types of plastic and additional materials, this is especially challenging and means that toys normally cannot be recycled in full. The founders of Ecobirdy have developed an innovative technology combining manual and mechanical sorting, which now makes this possible.
The result is the multi-award-winning Charlie chair, made of its patented ecothylene material. Pieces of the recycled plastic toys are recognisable in the unique speckled look. The designer chair is currently exhibited in several museums. As a B Corp certified company, transparency, social and ecological responsibility are at the heart of the company.
The recycling, as well as the design and manufacturing of the products takes place in Europe. The ecothylene material is a lightweight, but robust at the same time. The design was adapted to the needs of children. The material is not additionally dyed, which makes Charlie a lively eye-catcher and a pedagogically valuable piece of furniture for the children's room. Through a school program, Ecobirdy further introduces children and young people to the topics of recycling and the circular economy.