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Van Den Weghe - Repurposing high-quality waste

From waste stream to revenue stream

  • 1 ideas

  • 1 products

Challenge What to do with valuable marble waste?

When producing a bespoke marble kitchen counter top, the sink area is milled out. Given the intrinsic quality of that piece of valuable material, we were challenged with the question: how could Van Den Weghe repurpose this waste stream?

Solution From waste stream to revenue stream

Made organised a co-creation workshop to generate tons of ideas on how the material could be reused. Up to +50 ideas were shortlisted. Through a process of validation, business modeling and viability filtering, we narrowed it down to the most promising opportunity.

This exercise resulted in transforming the high-quality waste into a product with specific external features, creating a differentiating product from the existing portfolio.

Lapris and a series of other products were born.

Going from 75 ideas to 1 product

Van Den Weghe and Made put together a process to go from +50 ideas on how to use the waste for a better purpose.

Next to creating the updated brand ID & website, we supported Van Den Weghe with the packaging concept as well as marketing and brochure imagery.


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