Durat makes a dynamic and multiuse plastic from recycled plastic that can itself be recycled. Going into the future designers, engineers, and manufacturers need to look further down the line when producing a good. Durat has shown that product end life planning is possible and productive. The lifecycle of a product should be highly considered when choosing materials, design specifications, and manufacturing techniques. Every trash day I see poorly made products that have malfunctioned in a small way and are disregarded because it’s cheaper and easier to buy a new one. With Durat, architects, designers, and builders have a recyclable alternative that is durable, colorful, and adaptable.
They collect waste plastic that is so available in our modern world (whether it be on trash day at the curb or washing up on the beach) and mould high quality material from it. With a quick sanding the surface can be restored to the material leaving it looking like new after hard usage. Currently based in Finland and sourcing their raw material from waste in other Scandinavian countries Durat is rapidly expanding their range of products from wash basins and tubs to tables, chairs, and sheets of recycled Durat.