The Holy Grail: Plastic from wood

Design agency G2K asked me to delve into the stories of the Eems Delta region. Not far from where I live, renowned for it’s harbour and chemical industry. But these stories weren’t about black smoke, polution, chemical spills or environmental disasters. Quite the opposite. I was given a list of 10 people that were involved in the most riveting stories about recycling, reuse and sustainable thinking in the area. I’ve met people that make a coal substitute out of paper waste, that deliver their excess heat to their neighbours as fuel and someone who has made the building blocks of plastic out of wood. I am currently writing these stories for a beautifully designed promotion piece for the region. You’ll see it here first.