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Starting a map with worldwide development

Dave Hakkens davehakkens

Starting a map with worldwide development

10/06/2016 at 13:17

Hello everyone.
Good to see machines being developed and plastic being shred! Every know and then we see updates coming by all over the internet. We figured it would be nice to add them all on a map. This gives a good overview of all development and makes it easier for people to find each other locally.

However finding and sourcing the people that are building is quite difficult. Let us know if you are working on it or you know someone that is. Lets start and fill up this map!

Let us know in a reply your information and we will add your location!
Project name: (for instance; precious plastic London)
Location: (For the pinpoint on the map)
Topic URL: (The link of the forum topic where you share updates or a site with additional information) Make sure to post a few images with that.

[edit]As you can see we broke our previous map 🙁 BUT we are working on a waaaay better,advanced, cooler, prettier, smoother and more robuust one for V3, coming soon. Help us at next.preciousplastic.com

[edit 2] Closing this topic. The way better more advanced map is ready. Visit here and add your pin! https://map.preciousplastic.com/⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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01/02/2017 at 20:02

hi Dave name is recycle plastic based in longueuil quebec canada

04/02/2017 at 09:19

Just started tinkering as well. Have a silicone death star ice cube mold which I’m going to bed in two piece plaster surround for strength.. Project night with my Cub and Scout group .. should be ace .. better fun than tying knots.. Will post results later.
Injection Machine and a jury rigged 15 sheet paper shredder.. HDPE milk jugs focused.

looking to get a motor and will start on a proper shredder soon..

Redditch ,Midlands, England …

14/02/2017 at 06:21

Project name: precious plastic Bandung
Location: Bandung – Indonesia
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/shredder-kit-laser-cut-hexa-indonesia/

14/02/2017 at 22:46

@davehakkens hey Dave, Sam here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
have a green initiative Project called Project Hatchet through Enactus Canada here on my school’s campus, addressing the need of plastic waste on campus, and I just got approved for funding to build the machines you’ve designed to create 3D filament here on Campus! So we are just kicking off to build all four machines, and will keep you posted! Looking to incorporate the homeless population in our city to develop a pay per kg system to create jobs for them! Add us to the map and will be happy to be first on the map for western Canada!

15/02/2017 at 23:12

Hi Dave

I started to build my shredder in Saudi Arabia Riyadh city.
Sourced out all the parts needed only the motor trying to figure out which and what gears needed.


17/02/2017 at 11:08

I have build a Shredder and a Extruder here in Copenhagen and right now my project-partner is building the same machines in Cape Town / Woodstock. Next week I will go to Cape Town and make a workshop with him and the boys and develope designs for a Urban Gardening project.

Mette Saabye
Studiestræde 25B
1455 Copenhagen

[email protected]

House of Light
289 Victoria Road
7925 Cape Town
South Africa
Salt River

Att: Mads Bille Block


19/02/2017 at 00:33

I just started a blogg to be able to share the pictures. I wanted to be done with the machine before sharing anything but I wanted to be on the map 🙂

Precious plastic/first Sweden
Tumba Sweden

19/02/2017 at 04:46

Hello, we are building Dave´s machines in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.
Project name: Megatec.Center
Location: São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.
Topic URL: http://megatec.center

Thank you for sharing your work

Best Regards

19/02/2017 at 12:48

Hi there Dave,
We (Aiden and Luke) are in Adelaide and have started building the compression and the shredder.

Project name: Precious Plastic Adelaide
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/precious-plastic-adelaide-australia/

And please let me know if you need any help with version 3 of the project – I applied on the Money and People campaign and am keen to help out with whatever you need, and whatever can be done from over here in Australia! I absolutely love what you’re doing here and as I’m studying Environmental Science, waste management is definitely a path I’m wanting to pursue.
Thanks again for this great work that you are doing for the world!


21/02/2017 at 09:32

Project Name: Precious Plastics Numbulwar – Norther Territory, Australia
Location: Numbulwar, Northern Territory. Australia

(google maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Numbulwar+NT+0822/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x69e32cdefcfa1e65:0x40217a82a2540a0?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_6pCy0aDSAhVBS7wKHXrRB-4Q8gEIGjAA)

This project is support the remote Aboriginal community of Numbulwar, NT. A talented group of Aboriginal women are weaving baskets and other items out of pandanus and salvaged ghost nets (abandon fishing nets).

There is no recycling in the community, the precious plastic machine means they can take their waste and turn it into valued items by using the yarn to weave baskets and create one off furniture, lamp shade etc.

The result is economic empowerment, and a cleaner environment for all in the community.

Engenerring students from Macquarie University in Sydney are about to begin the build.

Can you tell me where I should start the thread for the project updates?

thanks for creating such an awesome machine!

21/02/2017 at 13:54

Hi @enterpriselearningprojects, that sounds fantastic! We are down here in South Australia. I think that this thread http://onearmy.world/community/forums/forum/general/welcome/ is a good place to introduce yourself…
Hope it all goes well up in the NT!
– Aiden

22/02/2017 at 01:08

Project name: Workbench ARTS -//- ADAM.K


Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/shredder-bulid-idea/

working on a project that hopefully will make it easier find and use motors .

23/02/2017 at 16:34

Wildman Technology and Fabrication.
I’ve ordered parts for the shredder and have already built an extruder. Looking for good ways to make molds. Will work on contract to build any machines for others who do not have the appropriate tools or skills.
Located in Sacramento, California, USA

23/02/2017 at 19:19

Hi Dave…I’m Fabio (I work in a moulding and turning company)
I’m starting the Project in Italy – Fontanelle (TE) via del ponte, 17
What I’m doing is building the machines… and show and teach to the people how to use and how we can change the world… I’m a volounteer in a Family House for immigrant that guests 14 kids from all over the world… I want them EXPERIENCED this AMAZING IDEA that can really HELP everyone!


25/02/2017 at 04:43


Project Name: Goulash Innovations – Precious Plastics

Location: Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Nashville, TN and New York, NY

Topic URL: http://gatechlovesvandy.com

28/02/2017 at 16:47

Project name: [gaau1] up
Location: 22.318713, 114.189661
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/hi-we-are-newbies-from-hong-kong/

02/03/2017 at 10:53

Hi Dave,

Can you add me to the Map as (Riyadh Plastic Free).
The latest updates all parts with motor/Gear is sourced out and assembly is going on.



06/03/2017 at 09:06

HI Dave,

our location is Coron Palawan Philippines

name: precious plastic Coron Palawan

you can follow us on Facebook

17/03/2017 at 06:30

Hi PP army,

Project name: Precious Plastic Greece
Location: Athens
Topic URL: https://www.facebook.com/preciousplasticgr/ and soon http://www.preciousplastic.gr

This project is supported by SEYN – Sustainable Energy Youth Network – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SEYNetwork/

Two friends, Alex Filippidis and Christos Kagis, experienced builders and DIYers, joined forces to build the first PP machines in Greece. Our target is to be able to support, educate and create a new social business around small scale plastic recycling. In this way we can empower communities to take things in their own hands and present alternatives in “human” and community scale.

We have already built a shredder and moving to an extruder, part of the TouchThePast project, which will allow 3 printed copies of antiquities to be “touched” by blind people and kids! And we add into the picture the complete sustainable circle in order to provide the recycled on the spot filament…

17/03/2017 at 21:05

I’m currently working on my shredder!

please add me on the map:

Project name: Precious Plastic Vienna
Location: Vienna, Austria
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/shredder-in-austria-vienna/

24/03/2017 at 08:39


my name is Daniel and I am part of a team that wants to build a shredder in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Project name: Precious Plastics Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Location: https://www.google.com/maps/search/otres+village/@10.568379,103.5586041,17z/data=!3m1!4b1
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/precis-plastics-sihanoukvile-cambodia/

31/03/2017 at 08:16

Hi there, we build a Injection machine for our academic project.
Thanks for sharing it with us.!!
Would love to see version 3.0.
Precious Plastic Injection Machine.
Location – Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

31/03/2017 at 10:35

@rohanj hey rohan i am a machine builder from Jalna and I frequent visit Aurangabad, id like to know more about your creation an would love to see it

01/04/2017 at 01:19

Just finished my first injection molding machine from Tunisia, now needs to find heating bands and the rest of the electronics and then start making nice things from plastic.

06/04/2017 at 00:47

Hey there,

please add me on the map. I am Manuel from Germany and i am working on build the machines.

Also i created an Online Shop where everyone who lives in Europe can buy parts for building the machines especially the Laser cutted parts. The best is that I will spend some money for each sold produkt. It would be great if you can help me that people know that my online shop exis. (Ready in about 10 days)

Kick here

Project name: DIYRecy by Manuel Hirn
Location: 85055 Ingolstadt, Germany
Topic URL: http://onearmy.world/community/forums/topic/order-parts-www-diyrecy-com/

07/04/2017 at 14:03

hello from Mongolia again. Do add Mongolia 🙂 Currently at Marketing Stage.
All the best from

10/04/2017 at 09:49

@preciousplasticsaustria located in Innsbruck, Austria.

Just finished my shredder, now starting with an injection Machine.

searching for contact to a CNC Company for making injection Molds!

I am posting pictures of my machines soon when i get back home!

12/04/2017 at 12:55

Hi there!

I don’t have any good pictures or even relatively good, but below you can see the profiles from some of our social media where we have uploaded some machines pictures.

All the best!!

Fran “The Tank”

Project name: Plastikourgeio/Precious Plastic Greece
Location: Asklipiou 51, Athina 106 80 GR
Topic URL: plastikourgeio.org & plastikourgeio.com https://www.facebook.com/PreciousPlasticGreece/ & https://www.facebook.com/plastikourgeio/

15/04/2017 at 17:02

You can add Uganda to the map! 😉

17/04/2017 at 10:25

out of stock ? and very expensive still for our school 🙁

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