Materials Reimagined. Designed To Inspire.

Smile Plastics is a materials design and manufacturing house, creating supersized recycled plastic sheets for use in commercial interiors and product design.

Brecon in 20mm by Smile Plastics

Materials Reimagined. Designed To Inspire.

Smile Plastics is a materials design and manufacturing house, creating supersized recycled plastic sheets for use in commercial interiors and product design.

Alba 20mm tabletop by Matt Moore @mjmbespoke. At Atelier c/o Robert Wood.
Alba 20mm tabletop by Matt Moore @mjmbespoke. At Atelier c/o Robert Wood.

One of a kind. Every time.

Here at Smile Plastics, we’re dedicated to breathing new life into would-be waste materials. Our 100% recycled and recyclable plastic sheets, designed and made in the UK, contribute to the circular economy our built environment desperately needs to survive. As part of this, we have chosen to tell a material’s story through its surface.

It quite literally wears its lifecycle on its sleeve. Whether it’s the glimmer of yoghurt pot foil or the monochromatic flash of a barcode, it’s a visual reminder of how plastic plays a part in responsible material selection now, into the future.

Our Collections

The materials in our Collections are made from would-be waste, such as discarded chopping boards, cosmetics bottles, and yoghurt pots. Each sustainable plastic material is available in a supersized 3000x1200mm, making them perfect for a variety of projects.

Raw material and Core Collection samples by Smile Plastics
Raw material and Core Collection samples by Smile Plastics

Circularity is at the heart of what we do – and that’s been the case now for the last 30 years since Smile Plastics' inception.

Grey Mist 20mm stack by Smile plastics
Grey Mist 20mm stack by Smile plastics
Ganni Marylebone. Ocean 20mm furniture
Ganni Marylebone. Ocean 20mm furniture

More choice & shorter lead times

We’re accelerating the scaling up of our operations – doubling our production lines and trebling our capacity. Our 100% recycled plastic sheets can be produced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the potential to divert up to 3000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. This means more material choice and shorter lead times, so that regardless of the size, scale, or turnaround of your commercial project, we can meet your needs.

Heron in Chestnut 20mm tabletop for the Pink Salon by Chateau-Engalin.
Heron in Chestnut 20mm tabletop for the Pink Salon by Chateau-Engalin.
Ocean 12mm. 182 East 2nd St, NY. The Palmyra Practice
Ocean 12mm. 182 East 2nd St, NY. The Palmyra Practice

Cut to size

As part of our commitment to meeting your unique project needs, we proudly offer a 'cut to size' service, providing tailored solutions for your specific requirements. Our skilled team meticulously cut our collection of sustainable plastic panels to your desired dimensions or shapes, ensuring precision and quality in every piece. Whether you seek custom shapes, specific dimensions or unique designs, our cutting service adds convenience and customisation to your projects.

Looking for a custom material?

Blend a Custom sustainable material with us. We are trusted by a diverse set of clients – from iconic brands to freelance designers and artists – to design and create personalised recycled plastic sheets from a range of different waste streams, across a wide variety of colour palettes.

Custom PET wash in 20mm for Sneakersnstuff Los Angeles
Custom PET wash in 20mm for Sneakersnstuff Los Angeles
Custom PET wash 20mm in Apricot, for MONC
Custom PET wash 20mm in Apricot, for MONC
Custom HIPS wash in Green for UAL
Custom HIPS wash in Green for UAL
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    Collaboration for a brighter future

    “Smile Plastics’ values very much mirror our own, and its materials – made of would-be waste – contribute to our zero-waste mission, while also being incredibly beautiful.”— Designer, Nina Woodcroft, MONC Eyewear
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    Setting the bar for circularity

    “What the team at Smile Plastics have achieved is truly amazing – a fantastic example of how a circular economy can be fully adopted with no impact to commerciality. ”— Douglas McMaster, Founder of Silo
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    Smile is just perfect!

    “We love to bring our clients unique, beautiful, and eco-materials. If you are considering using it, we would say go for it. We can't recommend it enough!”— Jordan Cluroe, cofounder of 2LG Studios

Who we have worked with

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