A Belgian start-up has been using 3D-printing technology to turn old plastic into sunglasses.
Car dashboards, plastic bottles and fridges, once set for the rubbish bin, are collected and given a new lease of life.
Only two small soda bottles are enough to make a pair.
The production process involves shredding the plastic and turning them into strings. These plastic wires are then fed into the 3D-printer, where they are melted and layered into the design.
Each part of the frame is printed separately and assembled by hand.
Founder Sebastiaan de Neubourg explained that one of the project’s aims is to help rebrand sustainability into a more approachable and “cool” term, while bringing awareness to the amount of plastic being wasted globally.