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From Zanzibar’s Waste Comes Terrazzo Treasure

Together with Zanzibari craftspeople, Dutch studio Super Local has created a selection of furniture objects using terrazzo created from discarded glass.

This project that was inspired by a trip to Zanzibar — an island off the east coast of Africa — that Super Local took back in 2015. The lack of recycling opportunities and the huge amount of glass waste led Super Local designers, Luc van Hoeckel and Pim van Baarsen, to a creative solution. Teaming up with local makers, the pair began making products using glass bottles collected from hotels. The second installment of this recycling initiative is titled ‘Trending Terrazzo,’  the homewares are available to buy locally in Zanzibar.

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