Cardboard Bench by Jason Iftakhar

Jason Iftakhar was struck by how much waste packaging supermarkets generated. ‘My idea is about getting a big result without wasting a lot of energy,’ he says. ‘The materials and the machinery were already there, it just needed to be harnessed. It’s the perfect environment to take advantage of a system that’s already established.’ He developed a cutting tool that uses the standard supermarket packing machines to turn old boxes into simple furniture. This upcycling turns a low value item into a neat new product for the store. ::Time Out via tipster Bonnie

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