Schneider Electric and First Home Energy Solutions reveal their home made from ocean plastics.
According to Mirage News, debuting at CES 2022, Schneider Electric is the first company in the industry to offer Home Energy solutions made from upcycled ocean plastic that creates a vision of a truly functioning circular economy.
Schneider Electric’s Merten range, known for its timeless modern design, includes new models made from polyamide fishing nets collected from the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Customers in select markets are now able to contribute to the reduction of ocean pollution by choosing sustainable products – including switches, sockets and frames – without compromising on durability and style.
The Merten Ocean Plastics offer has been recognized by CES as a 2022 Innovation Award honoree in the Sustainability Category. The product range is also the first in the industry to receive the international Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for responsible product design and steps taken towards a continuous circular economy.
The abandoned or lost fishing equipment makes up around 10% of the plastic waste in our oceans. The new Merten ocean plastic models contribute to reducing the 640,000 tons of fishing nets left in the ocean each year and?are the first step in making this range of products?more sustainable.