Dunia Designs: Crafting Sustainable Elegance from Plastic Waste  Sequestrating Plastic

Motivated by the alarming rise in plastic waste and a deep-seated desire for positive transformation, Dunia Designs stands as a symbol of creativity and dedication amidst the global plastic challenge. Its foundational goal has been clear: redirect the growing volumes of non-biodegradable plastic waste from our oceans, rivers, and landfills. Merging aesthetic brilliance with sustainability, Dunia unveiled its range of furniture and eco-friendly construction materials.

Sustainable Artistry in Action: Located in Arusha, Tanzania, Dunia Designs is known for its exceptional craftsmanship in creating furniture pieces that are as visually stunning as they are environmentally responsible. The product range, which encompasses chairs, tables, beds, sofas, and various decor items, is crafted from plastic waste and other sustainable materials. This not only addresses critical issues such as waste management and deforestation but also contributes significantly to local conservation efforts.

The Greenwood Revolution: Dunia Designs proudly presents its signature material – Greenwood, a material created entirely from low-grade plastic waste, that is often not used for recycling and is left to pollute our environment. To create Greenwood, plastic waste is collected, cleaned, shredded, and compressed to transform into planks, and used as a sustainable alternative to wood. This approach not only cleans the environment of waste plastic but also saves trees, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and global warming. Each of the collections is named in honour of a tree species to symbolise the trees that are left standing by purchasing Dunia products.

Customization, Durability and Environmental Responsibility: Understanding the unique needs of businesses, Dunia Designs offers customization options, enabling establishments and the hospitality industry to tailor their furniture to complement specific themes and atmospheres. Their durability, coupled with their resistance to termites, makes them a more prudent choice over traditional hardwoods, both economically and environmentally. Its longevity reduces replacement costs, boosts brand image, and sends a clear message of environmental responsibility, offering the hospitality industry an opportunity to align with sustainable practices and financial efficiency, while also attracting patrons and uplifting a brand's reputation.

Community Empowerment and Economic Growth: Dunia Designs’ impact extends beyond environmental conservation, playing a vital role in community development. Their alliance with local communities and their efforts to train them in green production techniques have accelerated job opportunities and skill growth in the regions where they operate This, in turn, stimulates economic growth and empowers local populations.

The Impact Equation: Dunia's commitment goes beyond business; it ensures that customers are fully aware of the positive impact they are making on the environment of their purchase. Using the Mninga tree as a benchmark, a commonly used hardwood in furniture-making, the company have established an equation to calculate the number of trees saved with every piece of furniture created.

A Journey of Growth and Innovation: Since its inception in 2016 in Tanzania, Dunia Designs has recycled an impressive 900 tonnes of plastic waste, actively contributing to the cleanup of the planet. Founded by Evanna and Alexis Cronin, and later joined by Elaine, the company has grown from its humble beginnings with the iconic pouffe to a comprehensive range of home furnishing collections. Each piece is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, a keen eye for design, and a steadfast commitment to ensuring a tangible environmental impact. Join the revolution and be a part of the change with Dunia Designs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGWG6bnkQn8)

Elaine Mahon: info@duniadesigns.co.tz
Website: www.duniadesigns.org
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Address: Sable Square, Arusha, Tanzania.