95% of native European oyster beds have been destroyed. Essex Native Oyster Restoration project works with Richard Haward’s family oyster business to replenish the Colchester native oyster stocks. Sea Tiles uses waste shells from Richard Harwards’ restaurants to help promote and support the regeneration of native oyster beds. The shells are ground down, combined with agar and coloured with sustainably sourced kelp to create a luxurious material.

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