Brighton, England-based startup Gomi Designs collects non-recyclable plastic waste and transforms it into Bluetooth speakers. Each one of these colorful creations is made with the equivalent of 100 plastic bags, which are first melted in ovens and then kneaded together to form a “marble dough.” This material is then placed into compression molds to be formed into a rectangle shape before the electronic components are inserted, and the speaker is assembled. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
“The body of the speaker is completely recyclable, as its material can be remelted infinitely, without losing its qualities, and then made into something else. As for the electronic components of the speaker, these are not derived from recycled material. However, the company is working on new partnerships to make sure all of the returned, damaged or broken electronic components are recycled by other engineering and tech companies,” reports Business Insider.