Brighton-based sustainable design studio Gomi has created an environmentally-friendly 12,000mAh Portable Charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic waste, with 100% of the power coming from repurposed batteries. A great way to save the planet while charging your phone!
Portable Chargers That Clean The Planet
Plastic waste makes up 85% of the pollution on our beaches around the world, and every year the UK alone throws away 1.2 billion kilos of flexible plastics. Worldwide, 150 billion kilos of flexible plastics are produced every year.
That’s where Gomi is trying to make a difference!
The design studio taps into these specific waste streams and transforms it from a pollutant waste into stylish high-powered everyday Portable Chargers.
Sustainable Designer and Manager at Gomi, Tom Meades, says ‘Over the past 9 months, we have diverted around 500kg of ‘non-recyclable’ plastic packaging waste from going to landfill. We hope that by introducing an affordable, fully-circular product built from recycled plastic material, we can increase this amount by over 10x. Helping to clean the planet of pollutant waste streams, but also create fun, everyday cherished products
that people love to use.’
Behind great features, great ideas!
Gomi turns pollutant waste materials into cherished products that people use every day. Their limited-edition of portable chargers have been designed to meet aesthetical, environmental and economical aspects.
To begin with, each Gomi product is unique and made in Britain. They are manufactured in house in Gomi’s Brighton workspace to benefit the local economy and avoid any long-distance outsourcing which would add to the carbon footprint of the final product.
To make it even better, Gomi’s team decided to make the portable chargers affordable and accessible to all, with a final product under £40 – so, yes you don’t actually have to be rich to help the environment!
Gomi is also offering a free return service to ensure the chargers are fully recycled at the end of life. They simply remelt the plastic down to make new products from.
Contribute to the future of sustainable-tech
The design studio originally won £10,000 from the Environment Now Programme to kickstart the project in January 2018, and went on to gain global media coverage with their first sustainable innovation; the Gomi Speakers.
The Studio is currently looking at new ways we can scale-up their production process to intercept more waste, and they opened a Kickstarter fund with the hope to achieve this.
So if you would like to participate in the future of tech and sustainability, you can visit their Kickstarter project and help them in their adventure.
Gomi Kickstarter Fund
For more information, you can visit their website www.gomi.design