Pli Turns Old Playstations Into Chairs
With new game consoles coming out about every other year, millions get thrown out and replaced with newer models. UK industrial design and manufacturing company Pli Design Ltd saw these old gaming systems as a raw material and wondered what could be done with the Polycarbonate and ABS plastic they were made out of. Their solution is the Reee chair, a lightweight seat that not only uses high recycled content in its production but also is designed to take less energy to make.
Because Pli chose to use recycled content in the manufacturing of the chair, they save significant amounts of energy and CO2 emissions over the use of virgin plastic and new steel. All of the energy to formulate these materials has already been expended, Pli only use energy to change their shape.