With toys as the most intensive users of plastic, 90% of toys for babies and toddlers made out of plastic and an average lifetime of only 6 months, ecoBirdy gives plastic toys a new life.
ecoBirdy has created a system that goes from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of furniture pieces. The collection of kids furniture pieces is entirely made of recycled plastic from European waste. Each step is based on social and environmental responsibility. An accompanying storybook and school-programme has been designed to introduce youngsters to the circular economy and inspire them to contribute to a more sustainable future.
The design, recycling and production of ecoBirdy furniture is all done in Europe.
Based in Antwerp, founders Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel come from different cultural backgrounds. After several professional experiences in diverse fields of the international high fashion and design industry, both aimed to create solutions for environmental problems using innovative technologies.
ecoBirdy is co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.