As designers we understand the corporate responsibility challenge to improve the value of plastic. By designing a representative product to express the vision of your company, we help you find a solution.
Your sustainability problem is our design challenge.
The world’s first interactive museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion and innovation, Fashion for Good, opened his doors in the center of the shopping district of Amsterdam. Through a digital and personalised journey, visitors can learn about the history of good fashion, discover more sustainable products and explore future fashion innovations.
The museum invites visitors to enter into a gamified experience of space by adorning themselves with an Action Bracelet made by Polimeer which creates plastic marble from recycled plastics. All the hardware touchpoints for the interactions are made with Polimarble®.
The Student Hotel is a front-runner when it comes to facilitating the student life in Amsterdam and. In 2019 they launched TSH Change-Maker Challenge to promote entrepreneurship for students and just graduate teams with sustainable business ideas.
The winners cash-in a prize to develop the concept further and they are assisted with coaching sessions with professionals. For the winners Polimeer designed and produced 6 trophies in Polimarble® Marine Blue, Ruby Red and Lemon Yellow to be given during the award ceremony. Each trophy is crafted with 1kg of post-commercial plastic waste, The name and category of the winner are laser-edged on an aluminium tag wrapped around the trophy with no screws or glue.
When Rochdale approached us for a custom commission we quickly realized that we could merge their need of signage for buildings with a social intervention to raise awareness on plastic waste. With a communication campaign designed to highlight the resourcefulness of plastic , we asked the neighbourhood to gather a large number of plastic bags, that kind of plastic that everyday we bring home from retailers or grocery stores.
The project aims to inform the citizens of the various kinds of recyclable and not-recyclable plastics, how to identify them and dispose of them accordingly so that more recycling can be stimulated in the study areas. In fact each residential building included in the project collected and donated plastic to Polimeer to produce a personalised sign for their community. With this call to action the Amsterdammers residents become the essential starting point of the project ,without their support and collaboration the project could never be successful. Each sign of this project is made with post-consumer plastic, they are unique in patterns and colour palette. 140 signs are hanging today around Amsterdam. Can you spot one ?
Can an office kitchen become the melting pot for a community of social entrepreneurs , if yes , what kind of conversation they would have ? and how can we stimulate these conversations?
When Impact Hub Amsterdam decided to add a water unit to the Plaza , this space was designed by keeping in mind that it should be social , professional but comfortable. It felt natural then the choice to create a seamless movable unit that is fully absorbed in the original design of the kitchen. Merkk Water supplied the cooling and filtering system along with the tap. Polimeer designed and manufactured the unit featuring a tasseleted it with panels of Blue Marine Poli-marble®. This is the place where Impact Hub members chat over coffee and a fuzzy glass of water with no guilt.
Many products are transported across countries to be sold on the high-streets stores. For small-medium companies this means that each new season large amounts of plastic packaging is used to protect items during shipments before ending on the shelfs or to your doorstep. In this collaboration Polimeer and Ace&Tate accumulated and gathered all the eyewear post-commercial plastic waste from shops and HQ in Amsterdam, rescuing more than 20 kg of plastic destined to be burned.
The is used for the making of 1-500 custom keychains featuring the Ace&Tate logo. The plastic was coloured using post-consumer plastic inked they are given away to their most loyal customers
This is what we will talk about :