The PECO Solution
Our vision is to reimagine our relationship with plastic through conscious collaborative creativity.
Our designs are stunning. Our process is a world's first.
1. Collecting and Sorting
The melting process is very similar to making bread; patience is a virtue, timing and temperature are key. In this kitchen a gas mask is a must as vapours can be toxic. Luckily, we keep temperatures under the smoke point and use only HDPE, LDPE and PP which have the lowest potential of creating noxious fumes if burnt.
Once turned, each loaf is individually pressed and made smooth via router and sanding. We press the plastic to about 3/4 inches thick to keep room for routering a layer off the top. This press was based on a traditional book press hand made from elm wood which is strong enough to withstand the intense pressure exerted from the four vices.
Made in Canada
PECO recognizes that we are on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples and are grateful to be on this territory.