These School Chairs Are Made From Candy Wrappers and Plastic Straws!
At first glance, these brightly-colored school chairs look like they’re made of wood, but the furniture material is actually from recycled plastic waste! It is the brainchild of a mechanical engineer named Winchester Lemen, who runs Envirotech Waste Recycling in Davao City.
After installing a recycling plant in Davao City, Envirotech started collecting plastic waste from a nearby landfill. It eventually reached out to help a neighboring barangay that had a plastic problem piling up in the landfill.
It was around this time that the idea of making school chairs came to Lemen.