This Machine Lets You Recycle Plastic In Your Home

Precious Plastic is helping people build simple machines that will let makers turn plastic trash into new material. And since for the most part, the 300 million tons of plastic produced every year isn't recycled, this sounds like great news to us.

"Plastic is one of the most pressing issues facing the planet," he says. "I think it will be our priority for many years to come," says founder of Precious Plastic, Dave Hakkens.

Not only is this important for the environment, but the company is allowing more people to make a living by recycling plastic and by selling products made with their machines.

"We want to make small-scale plastic recycling accessible to everyone, as this can have an exponential effect on the amount of plastic recycled–eventually reducing the demand for new virgin plastic–and educate millions of people on plastic, plastic recycling, and how to handle it before it ends up in the environment," says Dave Hakkens.
While Hakkens says that the team is interested in building tools to recycle and use other materials, plastic is their priority, which is good news because it's smothering us.

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