Precious Plastics Plastic Shredder

Dave Hakkens

The Precious Plastics Plastic Shredder recycles used plastics into new materials.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Precious Plastics Plastic Shredder makes flakes out of plastic waste that can then be used to make new items. The size of the plastic flakes can be changed by changing the sieve inside the shredder. It is made in a modular design so that components easier can be repaired, replaced or customized. The product was designed so that it should be able to be constructed anywhere with locally available materials. The shredder is part of a series of machines designed by Precious Plastics with the idea of reusing plastic waste by enabling everyone to recycle it. A video introducing the Precious Plastics concept can be found here.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Worldwide. The shredder is designed so that it can be built anywhere with locally available materials and competence.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is built by the user. Precious Plastics provide blueprints and construction tutorials.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The material cost to build the shredder is estimated to 211 USDconversion Euro to USD 31 July 2017

The minimum and maximum suggested retail prices given are this number with a 20% reduction/increase.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Buying plastic shredderFranssons Plastic shredder and a DIY Plastic Shredder described here.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 14: Life below water

Goal 15: Life on land

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Anyone who wishes to reduce plastics waste and recycle plastics. To make the product, some handicraft skills are necessary. Most adults should be able to use the assembled shredder.

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