Hello Everyone! I am a design researcher in a new design studio based in Egypt called Reform Studio. We design a range of furniture using a material we’ve created out of plastic bags called Plastex. We gather used plastic bags from our community of Reformers. Then we sort, sterilize, cut, spin and weave them on a traditional Egyptian handloom. Egypt currently doesnt produce any biodegredable bags, so all these plastic bags we use for an average of just 12 min end up in landfills accumilating everyday without proper decomposition, or maybe a sheep’s or a fish’s lunch, or cloging drains and streams! We’ve reused 4,730 plastic bags so far, which otherwise would have been aimlessly flying somewhere on the streets of Cairo. You can find more about what we do and how you can get involved on our website: www.reformstudio.net
Here is how you can help!
If you are in Egypt you can join our Reformers Community by filling up this form!
If you are outside Egypt then spread the word and share our awesome projects with your friends!!