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Google includes recycled plastic in latest Nest Mini speaker



Google has created a fabric made of recycled plastic for the latest version of the Nest Mini speaker, which launched today along with an updated Pixel smartphone with two cameras on its back.
The Google launches include a laptop, wireless internet system, a cloud-gaming service, Pixel 4 smartphone and the second generation of the Nest Mini speaker.
The redesigned Nest Mini features a knitted fabric cover that Google developed in-house made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recovered from used plastic water bottles.
Recycled plastic was used to create the fabric cover on the Nest Mini speaker
"Sustainability is about optimism not about making people feel guilty," Google's hardware design lead Isabelle Olsson told Dezeen while unveiling the products last month. "For a while, that's what we were doing, and that's why design needs to kick in," she added. "We are optimistic about what we can do."
A single, one-litre plastic bottle is used as part of the fabric to cover for two Google speakers. The hard shell portion is also made from 35 per cent post-consumer, recycled plastic.
The smart speaker comes in four colours: chalk, charcoal, coral, and a new blue shade called Sky, which draws on Italy's Lake Como. All of the coloured yarn covers are made from the upcycled plastic material.
"We didn't want it to be choosing between sustainable or beautiful, but it needed to be both," Olsson said.
Google's launches also include the Pixel 4 with...
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