Herman Miller is a founding member of NextWave Plastics, a consortium working to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastic supply chains. By integrating this transformed plastic into our products and processes, we’re reducing the volume of plastic waste, little by little.
Suppliers work with local pickers to scavenge the profitable plastics.
These raw materials are washed, sorted, and pelletised.
Then, they’re sold to manufacturers like Herman Miller, where we test and re-engineer the plastic.
Finally, this plastic is incorporated into a growing number of our products and packaging.
A Sustainable Detour
Material innovation has always been a part of our design development at Herman Miller and we're excited to incorporate ocean-bound plastic into our products. For example, the Aeron Chair in Onyx diverts over 44 metric tons of plastic annually away from the ocean!
Making the Best Better for Earth
Meet the new generation of Aeron and Sayl, made with plastic waste diverted from our oceans. Same design. Same ergonomic support. Now more sustainable.