160000 PLASTIC BAGS ARE PRODUCED EVERY SECOND AND JUST 1% IS RECYCLED.100000
Is the philosophy of making high value objects regarding international inclusion and nature preservation.
Waltic was founded by Fede Baroni an Argentinian designer and entrepreneur who being a sailor decided to put an end to the plastic pollution by repurposing plastic bags floating in rivers and the sea into unique wrist watches.
It’s time for nature, it’s time to cleanup. Waltic’s philosophy regards international inclusion towards a sustainable economy, education, fair working conditions and the usage of 100% recycled materials in its production process. The project works as a bridge between Europe and South America in order to preserve nature and its resources by running cleanups and educative activities to retrieve plastics from nature to after recycle it into new high value objects. By now we have accomplished the world’s first wristwatch ever made entirely of recycled plastic (strap, case and back) and it’s more to come. The watch design is also the result of cooperative work between Dutch and Argentinian developers, because there is no time we’ve started to measure it.
- 100.000 marine animals die every year due to plastic pollution according to UNESCO.
- 160.000 plastic bags are produced globally per second, just 1% is recycled.
- 12 minutes is the average life spawn of a plastic bag.
We’ve learned from Precious Plastic a few tricks, so we created and improved machines and processes in order to turn plastic bags into nice objects!
This how we do it
- We retrieve plastic bags from polluted rivers in Argentina with the help of our local partner: Voluntad Verde
- We work in our lab placed in Córdoba (Argentina), crafting essential components giving jobs and education to people in sustainable development
- We are developing a circular economy
We’re a team of Argentinian & Dutch
Entrepreneurs with a bast experience in recycling plastic
“I don’t want to say that i did nothing, we’ll tackle plastic pollution, we’re a young powerful generation capable of set a new scheme, we got everything.”
“Right now i find myself in a position capable of empowering and teaming up with passionate entrepreneurs that wants to change current rules, giving them guidance and knowledge.”
“I prefer to work in a sustainable startup rather than a big company that doesn’t understand our current and future problems, it’s my choice.”
“I’m working on the project because I believe we have to adapt our habits to a new context, a sustainable one. Someone has to do it, i chose to be one.”
“We must find a way, we’re hacking and sorting the problems that keep us out of doing a proper sustainable development, our work will be a model.”
Every watch is special
Due to the origin of the raw material, colour mixtures could vary, this means every watch is unique. This forced us to think up innovative ways to give you the opportunity to decide the one you want!
The first wristwatch ever made of recycled plastic bags
This is the watch that would follow you in all your adventures, speaking for you it shows your commitment with the environment in a unique way.
It’s time to clean up the world
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