WHAT IS IT?
Beautiful Precious Plastic is a project that aims
to bring plastic recycling to a local scale,
through the use of Open Source machines
able to chop and thermoform it into "precious" design objects.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The raw material is plastic waste.
Through Beautiful Precious Plastic,
recycling objects made from thermoplastic polymers and transforming them
them into new products, plastic is given a new life cycle.
1. THE MACHINERY
The entire production system is self-made
and consists of four machines with different functions.
A machine shreds the plastic, turning it into granules,
the other three melt the shredded material
to then be extruded into a filament in the case of the extruder
or in the case of the injector and the press the molten material is injected
or compressed in molds.
One of the objectives of the project is to make plastic waste "precious",
but at the same time give them a pleasant and appealing aesthetic,
making them real design objects, therefore without ever neglecting the utility and functionality.
Through the creation and use of customizable molds,
it will be possible to create an original product suitable for your needs!
The Beautiful Precious Plastic project includes citizens and local actors,
through the sharing of machines and workspace,
training and the possibility of creating new product lines.
We organize creative events and workshops
in external or in our office, guaranteeing the growth and development of the work teams.
We also spread plastic laboratories in schools,
bringing children closer to the educational experience of reusing plastic waste.
PRECIOUS PLASTIC by Izmade
Izmade participate and contribute
to the global project of Precious Plastic