Ecobirdy: Kids furniture collection made from recycled plastic toys

Recycled children’s plastic toys have found a new lease of life as colourful kids furniture thanks to Ecobirdy.

The Antwerp-based brand Ecobirdy has created a collection which includes a lightweight chair, named Charlie, with rounded legs and edges, and an accompanying table named Luisa.

In addition, a bird-shaped storage container with a removable beak is designed to raise awareness of the endangered Kiwi bird, while a rhino-shaped lamp draws attention to the plight of rhinos.

Around 90% of toys for babies and toddlers are made out of plastic with an average lifetime of use of only 6 months.

Ecobirdy’s furniture collection is accompanied by a limited-edition storybook plus a school programme, where kids can put unused plastic toys into an Ecobirdy collection container.

The storybook and school programme have been designed to introduce children to the circular economy – which aims to minimise resource usage and waste by using sustainable materials to create long-lasting products that can be recycled – and inspire them to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Ecobirdy

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

 

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