Mono-material construction

Mono-material construction is one of the key concepts to facilitate disassembly for reuse and recycling of materials at the end of a product's life. The development and use of new innovative materials such as sustainable thermoplastics could therefore play an important role in the future.

Melissa shoes are made entirely from Melflex™, a thermoplastic described as recyclable, versatile, durable and environmentally friendly and the company prides itself on their particular attention to the life cycle of materials and their zero waste ethos, as any unwanted shoes or material surplus can be melted down into material for a new pair.

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Image credit: Melissa - Shoe made from 100% recyclable Melflex™