The story of the Emeco 111 Navy Chair goes back to 2006, when Coca-Cola in the USA asked Emeco to collaborate to show the value of recycled plastic by remaking Emeco’s classic 1006 Navy Chair out of a new formulation of recycled plastic bottles. Working with scientists at BASF, the international chemical innovator, they developed a special mix composed of 65% recycled plastic bottles, colour pigment and glass fibre for strength. The mix is processed in special moulds to produce chairs in a variety of colours, which are durable, long-lasting and easy to clean. Each chair can be re-cycled again at the end of its useful life, which is expected to be at leat 30 years.
Emeco recently announced that over 3.5 million PET plastic bottles have so far been diverted from landfills and up-cycled into useful, lasting furniture.
More information can be found at www.emecowithcoke.com
Come and visit the café soon and try out one of the Coca-Cola bottle chairs!