Last weekend at Lowlands 2012 (One of largest and most famous Dutch pop festivals organized by Mojo Concerts) a nice project was presented that allowed visitors to turn their disposable cups into something beautiful with a 3D printer.
In cooperation with the TU Delft, The Perpetual Plastic Project was initiated by Reiger+Studio and Better Future Factory aiming to give function to waste on-the-spot.
At Lowlands 2012, visitors were invited to operate the machines themselves, join the whole working process from washing, drying, shredding and melting of the disposable cups and to extrude it as material for 3D printer (Ultimaker).
The Perpetual Plastic Project has two goals: the recycling of plastic at the local level by the consumer and to create awareness and their own thoughts about for consumption and production.
The team tried to keep the project as accessible and transparent as possible so that the visitors could use the whole mobile setup to remake plastic cups into nice things, such as plastic rings.
(Images credit: Perpetual Plastic Project)
"This project involved recycling of materials, prototyping and testing, designing an interactive production line and coming up with concepts about a local approach to waste."
Watch the video (unfortunately, in Dutch) below to see how the process works.
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