This is how it all started – the now internet-famous “recycle on the spot V1”. Largely based on the open source plans from Precious Plastics, it features an injection machine and a shredder, all packable into a 60x60x60cm flightcase. We took it around to various public events (e.g. fusion festival, re:publica, Umweltfestival Berlin) and even on a roadtrip through France, Spain and Morocco.
With this one we learned how great the educational value of this small and mobile recycling machine is. We held many workshops and even a full semester class with the design students at FH Potsdam, tackling various aspects of circular economy and the role of plastic recycling.
But we also realized that due to it’s limited capacities this machine was not a viable solution to the global plastic pollution. So we were more than excited to take it a couple of steps further!