Spanish designer turns plastic waste into furniture

Would you buy furniture made from beach waste?

Location: Telde, Spain

Design engineer Humberto Less left his job in 2020

to develop a project to turn plastic waste into furniture

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FOUNDER OF YUM DESIGN HUMBERTO LESS, SAYING:

"The amount of plastic is brutal. I recommend that people join a beach clean-up or one in a natural spot to gain awareness about how much damage humans do."

Plastic can remain intact on land or in water for centuries

Humberto's project seeks to capitalize on that trait

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FOUNDER OF YUM DESIGN HUMBERTO LESS, SAYING:

"Why make furniture? Because it is a way of giving it a lifespan that is similar to plastic. If plastic last for years, why make something that will last months or weeks?"

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