Recode is celebrating the launch of its new “eco-friendly” plastic-friendly coffee table.
The company’s product, called the Cappuccino Coffee Table, is designed to make it possible for people to make their own coffee without plastic.
In a video, the company’s vice president of consumer products, Jim Tilton, explains how the company uses recycled polypropylene and other biodegradable materials to make the coffee table durable.
Recode’s new plastic-based coffee table can withstand more than 60 years of use.
Recoding the Coffee Table: How to Make It “The coffee table is designed for use by those who want to reduce the amount of plastic in their lives,” Tilton said.
The coffee table measures about a foot long and about six feet wide and is made of recycled polycarbonate plastic.
Tilton showed Recode a mockup of the Cinnabon coffee table that has a metal frame and is designed with a rounded base, a wooden handle, and an interior cabinet.
The Cappucino Coffee Set comes with two coffee tables, a lid, and a coffee filter.
The lid features a hole to collect waste, and the coffee filter is designed so it can be used with a coffee grinder or other machine.
“Our customers are not only asking us to do better, they are asking us, ‘How can we make our lives a little better?'”
Recodes cofounder Sam Altman explained that the company was able to design a coffee table with recycled polystyrene, polypropyl, and polystyrophillithine plastics because they were able to get better yields from the materials.
“We have been using recycled polyethylene and polypropyle plastic in a lot of products over the years,” he said.
“But, with this one, we’ve gone to a different process.”
Recode used polystyrethrene, which has a very high chemical reactivity, for the coffee cup.
The product is very durable.
“It can withstand almost 60 years in the landfill,” Tilton said.
This isn’t the first time Recode has tried to use recycled materials in its coffee table designs.
“Back in 2011, we designed a coffee cup with recycled PVC pipe, which we then recycled and recycled again,” Treston said in the video.
“In 2017, we also used recycled PVC, but it turned out to be a lot harder to recycle than we had hoped.
We’ve also tried to incorporate more biodegradeable materials into our products.
But, for some reason, this one turns out to work really well.”
The CappaCup Coffee Table is also made of reclaimed PVC.
“The cup was a little more complicated than we anticipated,” Tresman said.
When it comes to the plastic in the coffee set, the manufacturer says the coffee cups have a plastic-plastic mix.
“This is recycled plastic, which is biodegrades to biodegradation in the water, so it’s recyclable in the environment, but also recyclables to bioplastics,” Treton said, adding that Recode also recycles polyethylenimine and polyethylenes to make polycarbonates.
“And, of course, they’re biodegraded to biobasic by the environment,” Tiltson said with a smile.
The first Cappucci Coffee Table was released in February 2017.
“So, we really feel that we’ve been able to make an eco-friendly product,” Tilson said of the new Cappuci Coffee Set.
“One of the most interesting things about this product is that it doesn’t just make a coffee pot, it makes a coffee tray, so you can carry a coffee in a pocket.”
The first coffee set is available in four colors, white, blue, purple, and red.
The cup measures about 10 inches long and 9.75 inches wide and has a handle.
“People are really interested in the way this product can help people in the world,” Tltons said.
He noted that people are making more and more of their own plastic-waste products, like coffee cups and lids.
“For us, it’s really a microcosm of the world’s environmental issues, and how we’re going to move forward and try to make things better.”