The drinking glasses and carafes are made from upcycled empty beer bottles, a waste product from the hospitality industry of Goa, India. Goa is known for its beautiful beaches and places of worship. Making it a popular tourism destination. Unfortunately, the infamous nightlife scene creates and leaves lots of waste around the area and litter ends up in landfill or nature. Giving a second life to empty beer bottles by upcycling them, contributes to waste reduction and cleans up the area.

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By reusing beer bottles, we do not only avoid the negative effect on biodiversity when it ends up in landfills or the sea; It is also a very environmentally friendly way of producing glassware.

Compared to producing new glass, 1 kg of upcycled glass saves:

  • 1.2 kg of raw materials
  • 0.105 kg of fuel
  • 0.9 kg of CO2 emission

The entire sourcing & production process is executed by hand with the support of simple traditional tools. This process creates more job opportunities and income for people in the rural communities where the unemployment and poverty rate is high.

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