There really is an Art to Solving the Plastics Crisis
It may not be the first time that plastic is being used in an art form, but PECO stands to be a first of its kind as a model for sustainable plastic re-use. By melting single-use plastic and repurposing it into visually stunning artwork, PECO has set out to reshape our relationship with plastic through a method of making little treasures from a lot of trash.
PECO's mission is to create stunning visual artworks and be a model for anyone willing to tackle the plastics crisis; a mounting issue desperate for a breath of fresh, innovative solutions. PECO is not about glorifying plastic. In contrast, its mandate is to use plastic that does not get recycled or is not recyclable within our current system.
From Patrons to Collaborators
In addition to Signature Creations
which are designed as single one-off art pieces, PECO has innovated a way for paid commissions to become collaborative experiences via their Collaborative Creation
platform. Once a design is purchased, PECO sends the customer an empty box that they fill with their single-use plastics. This pre-paid box gets returned to PECO studio and the contents used for the artwork that they purchased. This is a fun way to engage patrons as collaborators - they get to enjoy a piece of art made of plastic that would otherwise be bound for landfill or the ocean.
All creations are thought of via its founder Roger Brenninkmeyer who has over 17 years of design background having founded a number of studios and worked on even more client programs.