By Adrian Thompson
A 2018 study published in Scientific Reports found that 46% of the plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—the giant waste gyre between California and Hawaii—came from fishing nets. To reduce and recover waste like this found in the oceans, companies are rethinking the materials they use to create interior design elements like furniture, textiles and flooring. New furniture company noho is one manufacturer utilizing these upcycled fishing nets and plastics to create pieces like its first chair: noho Move.
The noho Move chair is predominantly made from ECONYL regenerated nylon, a material made by Aquafil from recycled plastic waste stream materials such as reclaimed fishing nets and end-of-life carpet.