Maker Valley

A few weeks before The Greenheart’s November, 2017 trip to Nepal, i was researching plastic recycling schemes. i was looking for ways to process recycled plastic in a way i could then use in 3D printing. i came across a website and group called ‘Precious Plastics’ based in Netherlands, founded by a man named…

… had put together several machines designed to process plastic and make it into a resource for further development.

Several of the machines addressed the making of 3D filament, plastic grinding, and spooling, all online and free-sourced, with engineering schematics, tutorial videos, and instructions. Precious Plastics also had a virtual map posted, showing where around the world one might find various Precious Plastics members.