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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 6 2016
$22,163
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
853
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 6 2016

About

Müll is a sustainable project we are starting to reduce plastic in our environment. We have developed a process where the beauty of recycling is preserved and incorporated into thoughtfully designed objects.

GIZMAGhttp://www.gizmag.com/recycled-plastic-designer-art/40550/

CORE77http://www.core77.com//projects/43392/Müll-New-Recycling-Process-Transforms-Plastic-Waste-Into-High-End-Design-Objects

HYPEBEAST - http://hypebeast.com/2015/11/mull-plastic-furniture

TUVIEhttp://www.tuvie.com/designer-turns-plastic-trash-into-beautiful-functional-objects/

LISTHUNT - http://www.listhunt.co/2015/12/03/14477/

KSL - http://www.ksl.com/?sid=37626098&nid=1012&title=provo-man-turns-plastic-bags-into-beautiful-furniture&s_cid=queue-2

INHABITAThttp://inhabitat.com/carter-zufelt-uses-an-ingenious-new-process-to-create-art-out-of-recycled-plastic-trash/

DESIGN-MILK - http://design-milk.com/mull-objects-made-recycled-plastic-trash/

Each piece will be crafted with care. We will not take shortcuts or compromise the quality.

If you want to select multiple rewards, add the totals together and pledge that when it prompts you. We will get in touch after the campaign ends and finalize details.

DICE - NEW REWARD ADDED!

EARLY BIRD Set of Two 3/4" Dice- $25. Set of Two 3/4" Dice - $35. Each dice will be 100% unique!
EARLY BIRD Set of Two 3/4" Dice- $25. Set of Two 3/4" Dice - $35. Each dice will be 100% unique!

1" AND 1.5" BLOCKS

Early Bird 1"-$15 // Early Bird 1.5"-$20 // 1" Normal Price-$20 // 1.5" Normal Price-$30
Early Bird 1"-$15 // Early Bird 1.5"-$20 // 1" Normal Price-$20 // 1.5" Normal Price-$30

 MP1

Limited Edition. $90. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.
Limited Edition. $90. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.

 MP2

Limited Edition. $120. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.
Limited Edition. $120. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.

 MP3

Limited Edition. $150. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.
Limited Edition. $150. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.

 MPSET

Limited Edition. $300. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.
Limited Edition. $300. There will only be 10 of these made...EVER.

1" CUBE DENSITY TEST WITH SLEDGEHAMMER!

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  • Each year an estimated 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide.
  • Unfortunately, less than 5% of those plastic grocery bags are recycled in the U.S., which means that roughly 95,000,000,000 plastic bags are floating around the world every single year.
  • A plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to break down.

This project actually started about 2 years ago for Carter's Senior Thesis in Industrial Design. We've always been passionate about environmental design, and decided to put our time and energy in that specific field. It took months and months of experimentation and fine-tuning, but we finally reached a process that produced the desired results. Now we are on a mission to spread the word, and get these awesome products to you.

A few of the experiments
A few of the experiments

Currently the manufacturing process is tedious and time consuming. It takes way too long to produce each piece, so the funds will help us buy the machines to speed up the process. Therefore spending less time making and more time getting those bags off our streets!

We've created a system to incentivize you helping us recycle plastic bags. We're sure many of you have a collection of plastic bags at your home. We know many families who collect them under their sink and they stay there, growing and growing over the years.

Here's the incentive: Every 100 plastic bags you send us, we'll give you a free 1.5" cube! The more you send, the more free cubes you receive.

Pledge an extra $2.95 on top of your reward, and we'll send the shipping address after the campaign.

The plastic is incredibly solid and nearly unbreakable. You'll be shocked at its density.
The plastic is incredibly solid and nearly unbreakable. You'll be shocked at its density.
These blocks can be altered with the right tools. It is incredibly solid, and is similar to most hard woods in regards to workability.
These blocks can be altered with the right tools. It is incredibly solid, and is similar to most hard woods in regards to workability.

Risks and challenges

As you can imagine, the amount of plastic trash it takes to make a single unit is pretty extreme. The biggest hurdle will be collecting enough plastic to meet the demands of the backers. So, if this Kickstarter performs like I'm hoping I will have my work cut out for me. But, I am prepared! I am in the process of setting up recycling drives in the neighboring cities here in Utah, and I am in touch with landfills as well and working on setting up a distribution service with them.

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    Thank you! You will receive a detailed PDF of how to do this yourself! Let's remove plastic from the environment together. Recycling rocks!

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    BUNDLE. You will receive THREE completely unique 1.5" cubes made entirely of recycled plastic. Free shipping to USA.

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    MP1. You will receive one handmade small desk organizer. There will only be 100 of these made...EVER. Perfect for storing spare change, paperclips, push pins, skittles, etc. Free shipping to USA.

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    MP2. You will receive one handmade medium desk organizer. There will only be 100 of these made...EVER. Designed and made by me for all your writing utensils. Free shipping to USA.

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    MP3. You will receive one handmade large desk organizer. There will only be 100 of these made...EVER. Perfect for your wallet, phone, business cards, keys, and anything else! Free shipping to USA.

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    MP1-3. You will receive the set of all three of the desk organizer series. Small, medium and large. There will only be 100 of these made...EVER. Free shipping to USA.

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