Precious Plastic Cymru - A Welsh Revolution in Recycling!
Wales is great at putting resources our for recycling collection. But does our plastic get separated into single polymers and reused? Well, it's a mixed bag. sadly; literally a mixed bag! Did you know there are seven types of plastic in circulation through our houses each week. Separately, we can make them into something new, mixed: no can do.
Because our plastics aren't separated properly a great deal of our plastic in Wales is still burnt and destroyed, incinerated, burnt, obliterated; even though we put it out for collection. A small portion is recycled here in Wales, and long term, those initiatives would benefit if polymer separation became the norm. To get there, we need to raise our awareness as a nation and witness the real tangible benefits: enter Precious Plastic Cymru!
Over the long term, as we build more community Precious Plastic facilities, Wales will become a leader in being Polymer Literate! Wales, with the right steps made now in this direction, will be able to turn the 'Plastic Problem' into a solution, and one that benefits us all.
What will the workshops look like?
The workshops, housed in modified shipping containers, branded, lined and fully safety-compliant, will allow people of all ages to clean, flake, design and make new plastic products using moulds and 3D printers.
These products can include iPhone covers, kitchenware, tools, containers, clocks, climbing wall holds and sports equipment. However, there are thousands of useful items waiting to be made and the list is constantly being developed by the global Precious Plastic network.
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