Hugo’s mission—“to take plastic destined for landfill and repurpose it right into a product that may final for all times”—has taken him throughout the UK. “I attempt to use every batch to lift consciousness for present waste points in sure areas,” he explains. For his second batch, he labored with the veg field supply firm Abel & Cole to remodel their disused plastic milk bottles handles into knife handles. Then he briefly relocated to the northwest coast of Scotland to gather previous fishing nets for the melting pot.
For his most up-to-date batch, he’s on the reverse finish of the nation, cleansing the seashores of Margate in Kent. “Seashore plastic waste in Margate is a giant drawback, and with the expansion in tourism, it’s getting worse. So for our most up-to-date batch we went and picked up plastic waste left on the seashores in Margate and turned it into the handles for the knives, and in doing so informed the story and raised consciousness for the problems they face.”
Relying on the quantity of waste collected, the melting course of takes place both in a manufacturing facility both in Lancaster or in his studio in Dalston (he’s moved on from the toastie machine within the shed), the place all of the handles are hooked up and the knives hand-finished. “I can management the colour marbling to a sure extent,” says Hugo, “however the completed product is all the time a little bit of a shock to us, and for the shopper receiving it.”
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