REPURPOSE PLASTIC

A collaborative and experiential learning project that is looking to bring together a community of designers, engineers, scientists, and lovers of our earth to address challenges of plastic waste.

What We're Curious About:

  • What role do waste pickers play in the recycling process?
  • What are the needs and behaviours of different types of people and businesses that consume plastic?
  • Mapping the plastic waste system and identifying leverage points
  • What is the value chain system for plastic waste?
  • Exploring what a business model might look like for micro-recyclers
  • How can we improve the recycling collection process amongst households?
  • What types of plastic waste can be recycled through different methods?

Co-Creation

Effective solutions are created by collaborating and including people who will be using them in the process.

Design Challenge

Bringing together a diverse group of individuals to participate in a design challenge that is themed around plastic waste

Prototype & Build

Prototype and build plastic waste services and recycling machines

Share

We believe that tacking complex problems requires sharing information globally

OUR VALUES

Co-Creation

Effective solutions are created by collaborating and including people who will be using them in the process.

Curiosity

Curiosity inspires a creative approach and uncovers creative solutions

Empathy

By understanding other people’s experience of what they see and feel deeply and meaningfully fuels empathy. 

Understanding The System

Before designing products, services, and experiences, it is important to understand the current system and understand how different stakeholders interact with eac hother and leverage points that exist.

Storytelling

Storytelling brings out emotions in people that can influence them to inspire change.

Sharing

We’re a small team of optimists and we won’t be able to scale and tackle plastic waste challenges on our own. By collaborating and sharing our insights and learnings, we are hoping that we can inspire others in different parts of the world.

Interested In Doing Something About Plastic Waste?

Let's Chat:

repurposeplastic@gmail.com