Recycled ceramicware developed in Tajimi, Japan
"Pot clay" is an important raw material for making pottery, and it is a limited natural resource that the earth has created over time. In some areas, that "Pot clay" is beginning to run out.
Used or broken ceramicwares are landfilled. However, did you know that the pottery once made does not return to the earth even after 1000 years? To reduce the waste and utilize such limited resources, companies in Tajimi Japan, the region famous for ceramic production, have voluntarily come together to build a recycling system for porcelain.
Manufacturers in Tajimi set places that consumers can bring their used or broken tableware. They also collect them from restaurants and other businesses. After the collection,they grind them to 1mm or less with a special crusher, currently exist only two in Japan.Ground recycled materials are mixed into the soil at the rate of 20% and become clay for producing ceramicware again.
Earthenware which once left the potter will eventually come back after fulfilling its role as tableware then re-produced and goes to the next users' place. The name "TRIPWARE" expresses such journeys tableware might make.
Simply and practically designed TRIPWARE goes well with any kind of dish. And another feature is they can be used for both serving and storing. Take one step closer to a sustainable lifestyle with TRIPWARE today!