recyclingstation inside a suitcase
I would like to share my work with you.
#recycledinasuitcase is a mobile injectionmachine, which is build to produce new plasticobjects. Plastic is a raw material to be found in the remote corner of our world.
Iceland is visited every year by five times more tourists than the island’s inhabitants. Many tourists produce a lot of garbage without being aware of the consequences. My question is whether it would not be much easier to get the garbage back from the island, in which you sell the tourist from this garbage a souvenir.
“Trashpony” is the name of the Islandsouvenier. It is modeled on an Icelandic horse, because after exporting a horse, it can not go back to the island because of health prevention.
Just like souvenirs, they will never return to the place where they were bought.
The manufactory is packed in a suitcase and can be put into operation everywhere and with small means. The case contains a closed circuit which combines all tasks for plastic recycling. As a result, production is just as mobile as spreading plastic waste. This creates the possibility to adapt to the respective place and to talk to people about the topic.
The equipment includes a shredder for crushing the plastic waste and a heated pipe for melting the produced plastic granulate. Different shapes can be filled manually with the liquefied plastic.
The trashpony stands for all the souvenir that still come in the coming months while I travel with the suitcase through Europe.
Feel free to share and see more photos of the project @
The injection is powered by hand it’s build out of the blueprints of Dave Hakkens.
Maybe I will post an video of the making of the suitcasefactory.
I will list the travel locations on instgram and maybe here. My first step of the journey takes me to the Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal. The second half of the summer I would like to stay in the northern east of Europe.
To us, yes. Particularly when you consider what went into producing the end product.
I was thinking of the average person seeing this who’s never heard of Precious Plastic, doesn’t particularly care about recycling, and is used to mass produced plastic c*** costing virtually nothing.Toggle replies
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