A machine that recycles waste back to life
The world of over-consumption contributes to world pollution. Businesses and consumers do not always recycle their old furniture.
A brilliant idea
Dave Hakkens, from the Netherlands, has found a solution to give these objects a second life. Creative and talented, he recycles all used objects thanks to his machines. He has already recycled electronic waste into modular phones. His latest project is the Precious plastic machine that has made him known worldwide. The creator chose the word precious because plastic is a very polluting and abundant material. The machine looks like a container, making it easy to recycle plastic into any object. It only requires some imagination!
This is an easy-to-use system because the machine grinds plastic into flakes. Processed plastic is placed into a mould and heated to a high temperature. The machine is already available in Sri Lanka and Morocco. Recycling plastic stimulates creativity, and it becomes very easy to create new objects while reducing ecological impact.
Making plastic recycling accessible
Hakkens sells his machines, even if most end up in non-profit organizations, so that anyone can recycle plastic. He has generated many collection points to facilitate access to recycling. However, if there are none nearby, the creator offers simplified machines allowing anyone to create a collection point. Thanks to his committed work, all of the designer’s recycling points have collected more than 540,000 kg of plastic waste in one year. About 1,200 kg per collection point per year. This is minimal compared to the large traditional recycling companies. But Hakken’s goal is to make plastic recycling accessible and creative to encourage as many people as possible to engage with recycling around the world. Since it requires simplified machines, anyone can use it and create beautiful pieces!
Do you want to create employment and perhaps even allow young people to create their own start-ups?
Global Goodness suggests : https://globalgoodness.ca/un-vinyle-fabrique-en-dechets-plastiques/
Sources : PositivR, precious plastic
Photos : dave hakkens youtube, les echos planète
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