In 2021, Emily at Coldharbour Tiles reached out to BASF. With a goal to create wall tiles from recycled plastic, she requested a technical discussion and samples of antioxidants and UV stabilizers. Within the week, BASF technical experts were connected to Coldharbour to eagerly understand the challenges that they were facing to create new value from old plastics.
While the path was not always easy, together we show that we can increase the sustainable (re-)use of plastics, without sacrificing performance. Passion for sustainability and creativity from the entire team allowed us to create novel solutions and work around the many roadblocks on the way to a circular economy.