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Innovative Materials: Spared is giving waste a new lease of life


Meet Spared, a UK-based company that specialises in turning waste into bespoke retail plinths, reception desks, sculptures, fixed furniture, and more.

Have you ever considered that the waste you produce could be transformed into beautiful objects?


Spared is a team of material storytellers who help clients weave meaningful stories into their brands by creating stunning objects from waste.


They work with any type of waste, big or small, and can even organize a beach clean or local area cleanup to provide discarded materials for a new startup that wants to become more sustainable but may not have access to discarded waste. Likewise, they can source specific waste for projects e.g. coat hangers, bottle tops, CD cases etc.


A conscious gesture. A proactive action. A commitment to our future.



The team at Spared work with local companies to clean and chip the waste to get it to a suitable size to be used as aggregate or for filament for 3D printing. Prechipped plastic can also be purchased from clean tech recycling companies.

Two of their own innovative projects are Molelk and Plarix.




6 to 8 million metric tons of shell waste gets generated by the food industry every year. Most of this ends up in landfill.

Molelk is a composite material that is made of seafood waste. This new material gives waste a new lease of life on land, not in landfill.

With its subtle, soft, muted tones it works as a natural aggregate with neutral or bright base colours, making it a perfect material for small or largescale surfaces such as table tops and furniture.


In the UK, over 5 million tons of plastic are consumed each year and less than a quarter of it gets recycled. That means the rest of it ends up in our environment, in landfills and in the ocean.







Plarix is created from an array of plastic such as bottle tops, CD cases, coat hangers and plant pots but the best part is that with a little research and development, it can be made with any plastic waste, even waste collected from the ocean.

Patterns and colours are limitless and they can be used for cladding, tiles, art/sculpture, furniture and lighting.




For more information please visit Spared website here.

Images courtesy of Spared.

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