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PLACO / Upcycling plastic

PLACO
PLACO

The annual production of plastic is causing tremendous damage to the environment and is causing enormous environmental pollution in countries that rely on landfilling.

It suggests ways to melt plastic and recycle it into various products.
Also, incorporating the unique rattan pattern of Southeast Asia and, through the use of local ingredients and craftsmanship, makes it stand out.

"PLACO" is a special product unique to Southeast Asia with regional identity.

It recycles plastic with which chairs that show the characteristics of Southeast Asia are created. Furthermore, by exporting "PLACO" more job opportunities are given to the locals

University

HANYANG UNIVERSITY

HANYANG UNIVERSITY
Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Seongsoo Lee,
Hanyang University

Min Chul Lee,
Daelim University College

Yeon Jung Lee,
IDAS, Hongik University