Buoy is on a mission to raise awareness of and help reduce plastic pollution. We simply adore how it has recycled marine waste into charming and colourful homeware products. These green and yellow leaf-shaped trays are great for storing pens and trinkets, their vivid colours an indication of where the plastic was collected. Green from the coasts of Fukui, western Japan, yellow from Kanagawa, eastern Japan.
With so many different types of resin, it’s difficult to recycle waste plastic, especially the mix of ocean litter washed up on beaches. Yet Buoy has achieved this without a bonding agent or pigments. Aside from a thin protective coating, Buoy items are made of 100 percent marine plastic waste.
Based in Yokohama, Buoy is a recycled plastic homeware brand with an unusual aspiration. By recycling marine plastic waste, it aims to contribute to the cleanup of the world’s oceans, with the hope that eventually there will be no plastic pollution to source its material from.
Buoy organizes its own litter collections, and shreds and recycles plastic litter into homeware using a patented process that can meld together different resins. No bonding agent or pigments are added, and its products’ vibrant hues are the result of carefully colour-sorted plastics.
Recycled marine waste plastic Width 8 cm x Length 21.6 cm x Height 2 cm Not suitable for dishwasher or microwave Not suitable for food Notes: Recycled plastic is naturally a little unsmooth. These are also coated in a thin protective film Made in Japan