Composition: Aluminium + Plastic
Origin: Pharmaceutical factory
We collect a composite of Aluminium which is a byproduct of pharmaceutical packaging (often seen in the backing of blisters containing tablets and capsules). Aluminium and plastic are combined to create this high strength material. Once the process eliminates this waste it is very difficult and resource intensive to separate the two materials, which makes it close to impossible to recycle it in a traditional way as pure aluminium and plastic. It ends up being incinerated or in landfill. We thought we’d use this as a challenge and create a new textile without having to segregate the components.