Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling. Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling.
Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling.

Pair upcycle plastic waste into benches for public in a Hong Kong town, showing the potential of a circular economy to reduce marine pollution

  • Using waste found in the Shing Mun River and elsewhere in Hong Kong, designers Howard Chung and Irene Cheng created 12 benches for Sha Tin Town Hall
  • They wanted to show that, rather than downcycling single-use plastics by making garbage bags that can’t be recycled again, they can make recyclable objects

Topic |   Sustainable Living
Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling. Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling.
Howard Chung and Irene Cheng of HIR Studio’s benches made from salvaged plastic were inspired by the serpentine form of Sha Tin’s Shing Mun River, from which they took the plastic waste for upcycling.
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