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Hey People!   We are Taylor Creamer and Sam Zandbergen, part of PP V4. We are going to focus on the collection part of Precious Plastic. On this forum we will share our process and sources as  we go and are open to any help! Let’s start with our Goals: ● Getting a constant income stream of 750kg plastic a week here at our workspace for recycling. ● Setting up a collection-plan for other workspaces to replicate. Giving different methods to apply to their own specific situation. We have written down a few questions that we plan to get answered to achieve these goals along the way. What plastic is needed? ● Which type of plastic is suitable for our process? ● What amount is needed for our workspace? ● Does this need to be clean/dirty? ● What to do with the plastic we can’t use? ● How long does it take to process? Where to get the plastic? ● Why would people give their plastic to us? Finding a way to motivate people or business. (incentive!) ● Focus on the big companies or the consumers who want to help? ● Do we want to get it sorted or sort it ourselves? ● Let people bring it to us? or go around collecting it ourselves? Are there any rules/laws involved when collecting plastic?   Upcoming plans: These questions will be answered over time. That's why we chose to start simple. We have already started gathering plastic around Eindhoven. So far, we have found some plastic. We collected this by going to different businesses with a cargo bike.  We plan to set up a Collection Event at our workspace where people can donate and sort their own plastic. Overtime, we will see what comes in and add to our data. Because plastic waste is a problem, we want to educate people on sorting and cleaning their own plastic and then tweak our own system with what we learn through the starter days. We want to start by sending an email to the local Precious Plastic map pin users with their hands up requesting their plastic and ask for any suggestions they may have. We will also make posts on different local community websites such as Zero Waste Eindhoven on Facebook explaining the collection program and our drop off point. (Which is the V4 workspace) Every time plastic comes in, We will document our findings. We want to document where it came from, what type of plastic, how much plastic, clean/dirty and how long it takes to process. We will then post our feedback to you, as well as the plastic donors.   Thanks!  We are looking forward to any ideas or suggestions! :) Taylor and Sam
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