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.
ECOBIRDY - SUSTAINABILITY
Innovative technology for more sustainability in the children's room
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 fully recycled. The founders of ecoBirdy have developed an innovative technology combining manual and mechanical sorting, which now makes this possible.
Social responsibility and sustainability
The result is the multiple award-winning designer chair Charlie, made of their patented material ecothylene. Recycled plastic toy pieces are clearly visible and make the distinctive, 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 center of the company.
Further education for more awareness
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.