Basic machines are perfect to start and get into local plastic recycling. Play around, make products, run workshops and educate people.
Designed for maximum replicability, with over 50 video tutorials, these machines should be quite easy to build.
These machines are small, friendly and easy to understand making them perfect for educational workshops at events or schools.
Materials and tools needed to build these machines are readily available and affordable in most countries. So everyone can start.
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The Shredder cuts plastic items into small flakes ready to be turned into new things by the other machines.
The shredded plastic can be of multiple sizes and colours to increase its value.
Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic.
These lines can be used to make new raw material, granulated plastic, spun around a mould, or used in your own creative ways.
Plastic flakes are heated and injected into a mould. It’s a relatively quick process well suited for creating productions of small objects.
You can make the moulds using CNC mills or lathes, or by simply welding them.
Plastic is heated inside the oven and slowly pressed into a mould with a carjack. Well suited for making larger objects, this machine is great for prototyping but not good for production.
*The development of this machine is discontinued.
Precious Plastic designs the machines in The Netherlands. People build them (independently) around the world.
People all over the world are creating recycling projects using Precious Plastic machines. Join them!