Circular design from coffee grounds
Waste does not exist. Nonetheless, huge amounts of coffee grounds end up in the Netherlands every year. Now, part of this residual material is given a new purpose in the front panels of the V'Eco coffee machines from De Jong DUKE, a Dutch company from Sliedrecht that makes coffee machines for the European and American market. Scope Design was responsible for the design and development of the front panels, which are allowed to bear the 'circular design' stamp. They are made from a bio-plastic sheet material consisting of a mixture of starch polymer (obtained from a residual potato stream) and ... coffee grounds. The material is completely biodegradable and can be composted if it is written off.