Smartphone glass is one of the lesser publicised large-scale waste problems that humanity needs to find a way of dealing with. The exceptionally high production standards of smartphone manufacturing create vast amounts of trash — for every phone sold, multiple screens are discarded during production. And, once a phone is abandoned after use, or when a screen is replaced, the glass falls into a waste stream that is highly specialised and tough to navigate.
Our eye-catching glassware accessories are made from smartphone glass. Turning this high quality, scratch-resistant and strong material into homeware delivers revolutionary benefits to our products while simultaneously helping the environment.
Of all our manufacturing techniques, glass upcycling is the most manual and craft-based. Pentatonic technicians work closely with waste management firms to carefully sort and separate the glass, before it’s re-melted and re-set into fine glassware that is dishwasher safe and scratch resistant, making it ideal for regular home use.