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Our oceans have been accumulating plastic waste since the production of synthetic polymers. These non-biodegradable materials finds its way into the ocean and in time collected by the ocean’s currents or gyres. It is estimated that 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer fill¬†the world’s oceans, and sadly some of these materials are found in the stomachs of dead birds.

Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami of Studio Swine worked together to make something out of the rubbish and bring awareness to the cause. Sea Chair is a collaboration between the studio and local fishermen who collects the plastic pieces recovered from their catch and then turned into a stool right on the back of their boats. They even mechanized a printer to use plastic for their three-dimensional printer. Learn more from their kickstarter page for further information.