Funds for project to reduce plastic soup

Funds for project to reduce plastic soup
11 January 2021 Marjan

The Waddenfonds supports our new project “Wad waste – from plastic soup to vegetable soup” with more than 300,000 euros. With this project we will work on sustainable alternatives for two products that often end up in the Wadden Sea.

Together with our partners Ecoras, It Erfskip, Van Hulley and TCNN, we are developing water-degradable fishing gloves and Wadtroesjkas, a series of food bowls (with a fixed lid) that fit together.

Local waste
Research shows that most of the plastic waste in the Wadden Sea comes from the area itself. In a way, this is good news. After all, it means that a sustainable solution can be found and applied locally. We therefore develop the products in close consultation with, among others, the Cooperative Purchasing Fisheries Supplies and the supermarkets along the Wadden coast.

Local value chains
We organize local production chains around the two products (and associated raw materials), which are good for people and the environment and are based on local strengths. With a network of local partners in the field of design, materials, production & logistics, knowledge & education and the market, we work together on a sustainable manufacturing industry, which can then also be used for other (plastic replacing) products.

For House of Design, this is a great next step in the transition to a local circular manufacturing industry in the Wadden area, developed using the local value chain model. It builds on the knowledge and experience we have gained with the projects Lokale Maakplaats, We gaan het meemaken and Biocup.

Partners
“Wad waste – from plastic soup to vegetable soup” is a project of House of Design with partners Ecoras, It Erfskip, Van Hulley and TCNN.  The plan is developed with help from Circular Friesland. We also work together with the Friesland College, NHL Stenden, fishermen from SOLT, C.I.V. Lauwersoog and supermarkets along the Wadden coast.