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Plates made from landfill | Photo source Granbyworkshop Online Shop

Ceramics studio introduces 100 per cent recycled tableware range


The company works with local manufacturers to divert waste products from landfill.

Spotted: Granbyware is a new range of ceramic tableware made entirely from industrial waste. Produced by Liverpool’s Turner Prize-winning Granby Workshop, Granbyware is available in five sizes – a large and small plate and bowl and a mug. Made from 100 per cent recycled materials, the Workshop sources its waste products as locally as possible. Various sized pieces of bricks, slate, tile, glass, clay and marble become beautiful sets of dinnerware.

The team behind the tableware worked with a variety of local waste management companies. Together, they experimented with materials and processes to identify what could be turned into food-safe ceramics. The imperative behind the project is the environmental impact of mining clay and pollution from landfill. For every tonne of clay dug out of the ground, nine tonnes of waste are produced.

Known for its architectural ceramics and experimental techniques and approaches, Granbyware is the Workshop’s first homewares range.

The company works closely with the local community as well as fulfilling international commissions. Its other range of products include splatware, tiles, pressed terracotta and smoked ceramics. Granbyware is currently fundraising on Kickstarter, with estimated delivery of products beginning in April 2020.

Other places Springwise has spotted waste being turned into something useful is an Italian juice bar that turns the rind of the fruit into recyclable cups and waterproof bricks made from plastic, marble dust and fly ash.



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