‘Pig Waste’ by Clemence Grouin-Rigaux explores the notion that abattoir waste is a resource that can be used rather than discarded and concealed. Approximately 60 billion animals are slaughtered globally each year with excess blood, bone, fat and skin all being disposed of in sewers and landfill. This causes dangerous heavy metals such a sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide being released which are all detrimental to our eco-systems. Grouin-Rigaux has sourced these waste materials from meat markets and discovered that mixing bone with skin into thin layers creates a flexible material similar to resin. He has used the material to create a range of products and furniture pieces, shown below.
Location – England
Website – www.clemencegrouinrigaux.com
Photo Credit – Clemence Grouin Rigaux