The project started with the goal of reinserting the “Cartoneros” into the productive system through the development of small businesses. Today it is a recycling project that allows the transformation of millions of empty bottles into designed useful objects.
Our new tool was designed to be accessible to everyone. It is a cutter injected in recyclable plastic that allows both cutting the bottle`s base and making the tapes. It is very easy to use and, with some practice, tapes can be cut in three different widths that will afterwards become daily-use objects.
The tapes are used to design utility objects, fashion and home deco accessories. Anyone can create new products, like for example a purse, a lamp shade, or placemats, and propose new forms of use such as guides for plants or a strong rope to tow a vehicle (tapes are incredibly resistant)
It no longer matters who designs, it matters how an object is designed. A designer, a manufacturer or even a consumer may define what to design.