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Agriplast

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AGRIPLAST

GRPL [Grapple] is manufactured from 50% grass clippings and 50% recycled plastic.
In line with all our products at TAPEgear, GRPL is all about a zero compromise approach to sourcing natural and recyclable materials, with the environmental sustainability at its core.
AgriPlastBW is a fibre-enforced bio-plastic developed by Biowert and used for GRPL hooks.
GRASSY – it uses meadow grass, which is sourced from farms surrounding the bio-refinery in Germany. By combining the grass fibres with recycled polypropylene, a new, resource-efficient material that is fully recyclable and renewable is created.
LESS OIL – Because its a bio composite it reduces the need for petroleum based polymers.
RECYCLE MORE – it simultaneously provides prolonged product lifetime and dimensional stability. In plain words by adding fibres to the mix we use less plastic.
LIGHT AND DURABLE – 75% lighter than normal plastic with the same durability and strength than common petroleum based plastic.
‘CRADLE TO CRADLE – Biowert adopts a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ approach in its production. By combining a bio-refinery with renewable raw materials, Biowert have created a sophisticated manufacturing process that can produce products without generating waste or the need for public water supply or electricity.
RECYCLED PLASTIC vs BIODEGRADABLE –
So, to state the obvious here:
Recyclable plastics are plastics made of reprocessed and recovered waste plastic
Biodegradable plastics are derived from renewable raw materials and are capable of being decomposed and biologically broken down over time.
we chose recycled plastics because:
Land mass:
The biomass we would have been using comes from corn starch, the production of corn starch-based bio-plastics takes away resources from the world’s food supply and uses significantly more energy to produce than conventional plastic. For example It takes 2.65 kg (5.8 lb) of corn to make 1 kg (2.2 lb) of polylactic acid. Also according to estimates there isn’t enough land in the world to grow enough corn (and other suitable crops) to make enough PLA to substitute our traditional plastic consumption.
Accessible commercial Composting:
When degrading bio-plastic it mainly breaks down into carbon dioxide and water without any other nutrients or minerals. This in return make the industrial composting of any biodegradable plastic an ‘unlucrative’ venture, thus most industrial composting plants do not take or want to take any biodegradable plastic. Composting via conventional waste stream, e.g. green bins in Germany is therefore not possible. Today the majority of biodegradables plastic land in normal landfills where the generation of methane during the degeneration process further adds to a negative eco balance.
Using recycled plastic (and especially fibre enhanced recycled bio-plastic on the other hand creates significant advantages:
Re-using what already exists: there is a huge amount of plastic produced from petroleum based non renewable resourced every year if we like it or not. For example 275,000 tons of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day. Polypropylene is one of the plastics that can be 100% recycled without loosing its properties.
Increasing volumes: by using fibres the overall volume of new material produced can be extended significantly. In the case of Agriplast this means that we can produce 3x more bio-plastic by mixing in the grass fibres than using conventional recycled plastic.
Multiple recycling: fibre enhanced bio-plastic such as Agriplast can be recycled multiple times before the end of its lifespan.
Reduces the demand for dyes and fixing agents, which in turn lowers the environmental impact of their use and manufacture.

Ecotex

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ECOTEX

Our SHRED range is made from Ecotex, a material made from 100% recycled textile waste derived from old, unwanted clothes and household fabrics.
Recycling clothing is a fantastic way to prolong a products lifecycle thus reducing the need to produce new cotton or synthetic fibers. Here are just some of the environmental and economical benefits of recycling clothing:
Reduces landfill – synthetic fiber products do not decompose, while natural fibers (such as wool) do decompose but produce methane, which contributes to global warming.
Reduces pressure on virgin resources – this not only includes materials traditionally used in textiles, such as cotton or wool, but oil and other non-renewable chemicals used to produce synthetic fibers.
Reduces pollution, as well as water and energy consumption – 26,000 liters of water are needed to grow a single kilo of cotton.
Reduces the demand for dyes and fixing agents, which in turn lowers the environmental impact of their use and manufacture.

Cork

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CORK

Cork fabric, or cork leather as it is sometimes called, is a high quality fabric produced from thin cork shavings obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree, endemic to south-west Europe and north-west Africa.
Much of the production is hand crafted and ensures that no trees are cut down. Once the tree reaches 25-30 years old the cork can be removed for the first time, with subsequent extractions happening from then on every 9 years.
The trees continue to live and grow for around 200 years making for a production process that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. Once the harvested material reaches the end of its life cycle it can be readily recycled without creating any secondary waste.
Cork fabric is available in a unique assortment of natural textures, patterns, and designs and is produced with different backing material dependent on final use.
Its unique characteristics make for a material that is beautifully textured, soft, natural and wholly individual. In addition, its elasticity, durability and near-impermeability make it perfect for protecting your most treasured tech gadgets.
Our Cork range for tech sleeves comes sourced from a sustainable certified cork farm in Spain.

Intro to noThrow design

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It is now official! We have re-branded and turned TAPEgear into noThrow design.
Why noThrow? We named ourselves noThrow to continuously remind ourselves to create products that are specifically built to last, using natural, recycled or sustainable materials. Products that spend more time in our homes than in the landfill.
On our website, you can not only see and buy our current products range but also have access to free downloads/blueprints of designs allowing you to make them anywhere in the world. You can also find out about all the cool interior design projects we have worked on over the past year and get some inspiration for your future house refurbishings.
Say NO to throw!

Our Barcelona Showroom

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Our Barcelona Showroom

Have you visited our showroom yet?
Located in the heart of Gràcia, right next to the iconic ‘Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia’, our showroom features our own designs side by side with other local designers we love.
Lamps shades, ceramic bowls, salt and pepper shakers, shelves and macramé plants hangers are only a few of the designs we host in our showroom, making it a home for Barcelona independent designers and a must stop for any design fan. It’s the perfect place to find items to style your home or to get a unique gift for someone you love.
So, if you live in or around Barcelona or visit this beautiful city, come visit us at C/ del Diluvi 4, 08012, Barcelona
And if you are a designer that wants to be featured in our showroom drop us an email at sales@nothrowdesign.com

COME & VISIT US
C/ del Diluvi 4, 08012, Barcelona

Just do it locally

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Just Do It Locally

Love one of our designs but it’s not available in your neighborhood? Do it locally!
On our website, you can just choose the design you like, download the blueprint for free, use our search engine to find the right craftsman near you and make our design using your local professionals and materials. It is that easy!
Our goal is that everyone, everywhere can enjoy our designs and make sustainable furniture.
So, do it locally!
Want to consult our designers? Drop us an email

Introducing Bloom

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Introducing Bloom

One of the lasted addition to our product range is Bloom, a flower shaped pendent light made from naturally dyed 100% wool felt.
Like a flower Bloom ‘grows’ under gravity into its final plump shape. The bright orange felt delivers a nice colour accent to any interior space.
The Bloom light comes flat placked with cables and ceiling rose for easy installation.
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