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Van de Sant, a company based in Curacao specializing in furniture design and manufacturing, is tackling the growing tidal waves of plastic waste choking oceans and beaches around the world.

Company founder Robert Milder said he began experimenting with furniture frames made from recycled ocean plastic after growing frustrated with deforestation of the planet and the plastic pollution spoiling the shores and sea of his home island, Curacao.

“After looking at strengths, sizes and colors, our designer team came up with a collection of designer outdoor furniture, which was greatly appreciated by the hospitality and events sectors, as well as by individuals,” Milder said.

Van de Sant upholstered furniture has frames and fabric made from 100 percent recycled recovered ocean plastic and 100 percent recycled foam.

The company offers repair services to help extend the life of the furniture, and customers have the option of eventually returning the furniture to the company so that the materials can be regenerated for use in other products. For more information, visit www.vandesant.com.

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