Tableware specialist Revol has introduced an eco-friendly collection made from recycled ceramic.
Aimed at eco-minded hospitality operations, No.W is created to have a simple and subtle design with industrial performance.
It is made from Revol’s ’Recyclay’, mineral matter from waste clay and enamels which sees around 80 tonnes of Revol’s industrial waste water go back into the production process, reportedly resulting in a saving of 80 tonnes of primary materials such as kaolin, feldspath, clay and silica.
Claimed to reducing the carbon footprint further, it will also be the first Revol collection to be stocked in the UK, limiting the number of deliveries from its primary production unit in the south of France.
The handmade range is said to be durable and comprises dinner plate, deep plate, rectangular plate, bowl, cups and glass flacon. No.W comes in three finishes – matt non-glazed, arctic white and indigo blue.
Revol UK and Ireland representative, PFR’s Ross Gibson, said: “Consumers are thinking more and more about their impact on the environment and when it comes to eating out, this now goes much further than the extent of a restaurant’s food waste or single-use plastic.
“According to the latest research, over 90% of adults say large restaurant chains and caterers have a responsibility to do all they can to help our environment and they want to see sustainable practices and products across the board, right down to the plates they are eating from.
“With our No.W collection, we are going the extra mile to help conserve the planet’s resources. The range is the first of its kind to be made using our new Recyclay process, whereby we purify our industrial waste water and return it to its natural state, while recovering the mineral matter that come from the clays and enamels, creating a new ceramic clay with the same technical properties as our other ceramics.
“Ultimately, by reducing our industrial waste, we can offer the hotel and restaurant industry something beautiful and robust, but also eco-friendly, in their tableware for both sophisticated cuisine and simple dishes, reaffirming our status as a pioneer in the world of innovative ceramics.”