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HANOVER HOUSE

10 Dec | WORKSHOP

Recycle Plastic Workshop

Plastic isn’t a material often associated with beauty or design, but this workshop shows just how valuable this overlooked waste resource can be. Led by circular economy innovators Precious Plastic Melbourne, you’ll learn how to turn plastic trash into a take-home mini plant pot.

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Recycle Plastic Workshop

Australia produces 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste each year, which equates to 100kg per person, according to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. If we’re to tackle this alarming issue, we must get creative with our thinking.

This hands-on workshop presents an optimistic answer to our plastic problem. From shredding, colour selection and blending through to moulding and hand-finishing, you'll be shown firsthand how to repurpose plastic. Along with a newfound appreciation for waste, you’ll take home your own mini succulent plant pot.

Hosted by Precious Plastic Melbourne, a community-focussed initiative working to nurture a grassroots recycling movement across the country, this workshop offers an opportunity to rethink the way we design, use and reuse plastics.

This workshop would provide a perfect team-building activity for those working in the retail and design industries, or be of interest to anyone who is passionate about the intersection of sustainability and creativity.

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This hands-on workshop presents an optimistic answer to our plastic problem. From shredding, colour selection and blending through to moulding and hand-finishing, you’ll be shown firsthand how to repurpose plastic. Along with a newfound appreciation for waste, you’ll take home your own mini succulent plant pot.

Date

Saturday 10th December 2022

Time:

10am – 12pm

Tickets

$160 inclusive of materials

Location

Makers House (Level 4), Hanover House
158 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

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ABOUT Piers Mossuto

Co-founder / Precious Plastic Melbourne

Along with his partner Kayla, Piers Mossuto founded Precious Plastic Melbourne in 2018. Aiming to make recycling more accessible and engaging for the community, Precious Plastic Melbourne finds creative ways to give plastic waste a second life. With the intention of generating financial value from plastic waste and shifting towards a global circular economy, all of Precious Plastic Melbourne’s technology and techniques are open-source. So far Precious Plastic Melbourne has worked with Converse, Parley For The Oceans and The Dirt Company, as well as collecting over 300,000 plastic bottle caps from the local community.

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