Espresso tools from recycled packaging

This coffee product is made from old coffee packaging. It’s called the good knock and catches the used coffee out of the portafilter. 

DESIGN PROCESS

Closed loop recycling

The Good Knock is the first pilot outcome from a research into the company’s waste streams. Currently there’s  60 tons of post production waste and discarded coffee packages coming back from clients. Normally this would end up in the incinerator due its complex composition, a multilayer plastic material. What if we can transform this waste into a value coffee product? After extensive experimentation we found a way to create sheet material that could be vacuum formed into new iconic products. This is the first step in reducing the company’s CO2 footprint and minimizing their waste disposal costs.

Better Future Factory x Pelican Rouge 1b

Collaborate

In collaboration with the coffee roasters Pelican Rouge, packaging production company O.Kleiner and circulair economy consultants Cirkellab we turned Pelican Rouge’s coffee packaging waste stream into a functional and iconic product. By working with the different stakeholders we could draft the right business case and get sufficient insight in reprocessing the material.

Client
Pelican Rouge
CHALLENGE
Reprocessing discarded coffee packaging into a new valuable product
OUTCOME
Coffee knock box made from old packaging
STATUS
Concept phase, follow up project is the coffee tray
YEAR
2017

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Espresso tools from recycled packaging

This coffee product is made from old coffee packaging. It’s called the good knock and catches the used coffee out of the portafilter. 

Pelican Rouge logo

DESIGN PROCESS

Closed loop recycling

The Good Knock is the first pilot outcome from a research into the company’s waste streams. Currently there’s  60 tons of post production waste and discarded coffee packages coming back from clients. Normally this would end up in the incinerator due its complex composition, a multilayer plastic material. What if we can transform this waste into a value coffee product? After extensive experimentation we found a way to create sheet material that could be vacuum formed into new iconic products. This is the first step in reducing the company’s CO2 footprint and minimizing their waste disposal costs.

Collaborate

In collaboration with the coffee roasters Pelican Rouge, packaging production company O.Kleiner and circulair economy consultants Cirkellab we turned Pelican Rouge’s coffee packaging waste stream into a functional and iconic product. By working with the different stakeholders we could draft the right business case and get sufficient insight in reprocessing the material.

Client

Pelican Rouge

CHALLENGE

Reprocessing discarded coffee packaging into a new valuable product

OUTCOME

Coffee knock box made from old packaging

STATUS

Concept phase, follow up project is the coffee tray

YEAR

2017

Related projects

Fitzroy

Packaging design

Perpetual plastic project

Events

Frame award

Trophies design