Wanderful Stream, an interreg project that maps waste streams of SMEs in the Euregio and wants to valorise them with the help of designers, technologists and business developers. it is driving small and medium-sized enterprises towards a more circular economy. It crosses the boundaries between disciplines and the regions and initiates new collaborations.
Stan Maes Product Design and researchers of UCLL were part of the team to work for Bioracer.
Bioracer is a producer of performance sports apparel.
During the printing process a high volume of paper waste is produced.
The team developed several solutions to turn the waste into profit.
One direction has been prototyped; shredded paper with a biobased binder is pressed into a new plate material. With these plates a bike rack has been developed.