Perpetual Plastic Project

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How does it work?The Perpetual Plastic Project is an interactive recycling installation for young and old where plastic waste is recycled on the spot into new products by 3D-printers. ppp_slide00_01.pngWe throw away most of our plastic after a single use, especially at festivals and events. Visitors get used to throwing plastics away and start to see it as a worthless disposable material. The material quality however is just as good as it was before the usage. By recycling the plastic step for step into a new product we make visitors realise how valuable this plastic can be. We let people transform their throwaway drinking cups with 3d-printer in new products they care about. The Perpetual Plastic Project is all about showing everyone, young and old, how it’s done.The process consist of 4 steps:1. Cleaning & Dying the waste plasticppp_slide01_03.png2. Shredding the plastic into small piecesppp_slide02_02.png3. Extruding the plastic into 3d-printer filamentppp_slide03_02.png4. 3D-printing of a new product based on a 3D model. ppp_slide04_02.png

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