Thai Buddhist Amulets Made from Recycled Waste to Reduce Ocean Pollution
By Justin Whitaker
The Buddhist Door
February 17, 2022
Two companies in Thailand have teamed up to create plastic amulets using recycled materials. The joint venture between Dots Design Studio and Qualy Design was announced last week at Bangkok’s Design Week 2022 exhibition.
The goal of the initiative is to use the religious motivations of the Thai people to help curb the quantity of plastics flowing into the oceans. According to a report by the US-based Ocean Conservancy group, Thailand is the world’s fifth-largest contributor of plastic waste in the oceans.