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Precious Plastic Project

A workshop about the Precious Plastic Machines was held at BSKL for the Upcycling Enrichment Class as well as our Eco Warriors.

Precious Plastic developed a master plan to help people fight plastic waste worldwide. It transforms plastic waste into valuable products. The plastic waste goes into the first machine, a shredder, which cuts the plastic into small pieces. These pieces can either go into an extrusion machine or injection machine depending on which items are planned to be produced. By using the injection machine, melted plastic is pressed into a mould to create new products.

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The Precious Plastic Project, a cooperation of The Sea Monkey Project and Fuze Ecoteer, is the first of its kind holding a full set of these machines in KL. They came to BSKL on Thursday, 14th of March, and Friday, 15th of March, and showed our students that we can create cool items out of plastic that others deem to be waste. Besides increasing their knowledge on plastics and having some hands-on experience on the machines, our students created their own turtle pendants and learned how to make EcoBricks. A Special highlight of the workshop: Indi and Sydney from The Sea Monkey Project, 10 and 13 years old, led some of the activities and showed our students how to separate plastic, use the shredder as well as how to finish the turtle pendant and bring it into shape. We hope they also inspired our students that you are never too young to make a difference and do something amazing when you are passionate about something.

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Overall, the workshop was a tremendous success and we hope, that our students took much more home than a special necklace. To quote Dave Hekkens, the inventor of Precious Plastic: “It’s not tools, machines or technologies that will fix our plastic problem. It requires a shift in our mindset to see plastic waste as valuable resource ”.