These DIY Machines Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things

 

One common material found throughout the world, and often discarded, is plastic.

Dutch designer Dave Hakkens wants to help clean up the world by recycling all that plastic into new products, and he wants to make it accessible for everyone everywhere to be able to do so.

 

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


His idea was to design four machines, that you can build yourself from low cost materials that are easily available, through plans available on the website – Precious Plastic.

There are four machines you can build, one to shred the plastic, one to extrude the plastic, one to inject the plastic, and one to compress the plastic.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


By making the plans for these machines available to everyone, the designer wants people to start their own little factory, allowing people to create new things from plastic, and at the same time clean up their neighborhood.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


Here is the shredder in action, making chips for the other machines to work with.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


Here you can see how the melted plastic is extruded in a cord-like form from the extrusion machine.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


The plastic can be extruded and wrapped onto a spool to be used for weaving or for another use.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


The plastic can also be injected straight into moulds to create objects.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


Here are some of the test products they created.

These DIY Machines That Enable Anyone To Turn Discarded Plastic Into Useful Things


The aim is to make these machines available for everyone, and they want help sharing the idea, so people in countries where discarded plastic is abundant can find out about it.

So watch the video below to find out more, or you can visit the website – here.


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