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The goal of the Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge was to eliminate the concept of “waste” by designing products with materials that may be perpetually cycled to retain their value as nutrients to fuel growing global economies.
Design Summary & Considerations
Clothes hangers tend to be made of metal and plastic which possess significant embodied energy and retire to landfills. The Sway Fibre Hanger is manufactured from 100% recycled waste paper and can be 100% composted, making it a truly cradle-to-cradle product.
- Materials Selection - Manufactured out of 100% recycled waste paper and sourced from municipal recycling centers ensures the other materials don’t contaminate the material supply. Made singularly of paper, the hanger is 100% compostable and biodegradable.
- Product Lifecycle – At the end of the hanger’s useful life it can be recycled into the same wastepaper stream that originally supplied its own material. Because the hanger can be responsibly disposed of in a variety of ways, it ensures a positive impact on the environment.