This Woman Uses Plastic Bottles As A Furniture Joining Material

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Royal College of Art graduate Micaella Pedros has repurposed discarded plastic bottles into joints that can be used to hold wooden furniture together.

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Pedros scavenged bottles from across London and used a heat-shrinking process to transform the plastic into malleable rings, which could then be placed around pieces of wood.

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“Plastic bottles are everywhere around us which makes it such an accessible and available material,” Pedros told Dezeen.

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“When I discovered its potential to form a join, I was amazed by the fact that anyone can do it, embracing its democratic value and contributing to the growing do-it-yourself culture.”

The designer used a heat gun to melt the PET plastic, which shrinks at a temperature of 300 degrees Celsius as the molecules move closer together.

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