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Shingles made of recycled materials on a pavilion in the Netherlands

Recycled products are usually discussed in terms of percentages. A sneaker composed of 30 per cent recycled ocean waste. Wood flooring that’s 50 per cent recycled wood chips.

PrettyPlastic is an outlier. The line’s exterior cladding tiles are made entirely from used PVC construction waste such as gutter pipes and window frames; there is no new material in their composition. Its creators say the shingles are the world’s first 100 per cent recycled cladding.

Shingles made of recycled materials on a pavilion in the Netherlands, closer view
Applied to a pavilion for a school in the Netherlands, PrettyPlastic tiles are made from 100 per cent recycled PVC.

The Amsterdam team that makes PrettyPlastic was founded by designers Reinder Bakker and Hester van Dijk of Overtreders W and architect Peter van...

PrettyPlastic Upcycles PVC Into Pleasant Shingles

Launched by a Dutch collective, the roof and wall cladding is made from gutter pipes and window frames.

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