The Piazza is a hub of green energy and sustainability which is synonymous with Eastgate Shopping Centre: from the Solar Trees down to our fun and uniquely shaped seats.
If you look carefully, each seat is an alphabetic letter, and collectively they spell out our name, Eastgate.
Each letter weighs approximately 115 kilograms and uses 15 753 recycled toothpaste tubes which have been upcycled to the structure you see now.
Upcycling is the process of using various products to make something new, but not the same product again.
The waste used to make the Eastgate letters is called multi laminated tubes consisting of plastic and aluminium which keep your toothpaste fresh.
It is the work of proudly South African company, Infinite Industries.
Did you know that it takes 500 years for a toothpaste tube to decompose? That is why finding ways to get it off landfills is not only important but essential for our environment.
Eastgate Shopping Centre has been awarded a Green Certificate for saving 126 000 tubes of plastic waste from landfills which is equivalent to 1 ton of plastic, a feat we are certainly proud of.