Open Collective Funding

At the start of 2023 Precious Plastic Plymouth managed to secure £5k in funding through Plymouth Octopus Project

Our collective is a collaboration between Nudge Community Builders and the Plymouth Scrapstore.

 Plastic is a precious material, however, in the UK we only recycle less than 10% of plastic. We want to change that. Precious Plastics endeavors to take on recycling on a local level. We already have 2 shredders and an injection-moulding machine but are looking to add a sheet press to our equipment. This will allow us to recycle more plastic and turn plastic waste into new valuable and versatile products; from sheet materials for construction to prototyping and material research. The project will bring the community together by being playful and educational, whilst learning about plastic and its properties. 

We have placed our first order for the metal to build this machine and we hope to start our build soon. The legendary Doc Price, a tattoo artist and blacksmith on Union Street has kindly offered us a corner in his workshop to make this happen. Lee, one of his apprentices will be leading the build. We will keep you posted with the progress of this build, so watch this space!