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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 23 2019 9:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 23, 2019

UPCYCLE & MELTDOWN: Reshape the Way We Recycle

A plastic reshaping effort to provide onsite recycling of plastic waste at festivals, farmers markets, and gatherings.

UPCYCLE & MELTDOWN: Reshape the Way We Recycle

A plastic reshaping effort to provide onsite recycling of plastic waste at festivals, farmers markets, and gatherings.

$150
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 23 2019 9:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 23, 2019

About

Our vision through this project is to attempt to make the world a better place, by playing an active role in managing plastic "waste" and tranforming the waste into more sustainable and reusable products. We want to turn plastic into blocks and materials which would be used for creating temporary structures and sculptures. 

We want to start this project as a way to provide local processing of used plastic bottles, cups, utensils, etc. We seek to provide a humanitarian service to communities along the western states by bringing our production to festivals, farmers markets, and community events. 

Objectives through this project:

  • To reduce the amount of plastic products that lay in stagnation.
  • To obtain the machines necessary to process used, retired plastics.
  • To provide a location for people to bring their used plastic items to be processed.
  • To shred and extrude the plastics into building blocks and materials.
  • To bring awareness to and engage curiousity in beautifying waste management.
  • To create whimsical structures for people to experience and enjoy.

Through this Kickstarter campaign, we seek to source the equipment and machinery to kick-off the vision. 

Our plans are to follow the open-source framework provided by Precious Plastic as well as support other members of the Precious Plastic community through purchasing already-fabricated machines.

Our project goal of $3500 is the minimum to start making this dream a reality. This amount will be enough to purchase the first phase of plastic processing: shredding.

The Shredding/Granulating Machine (~$2500-$3500 after tax and shipping)

This is an example of the shredding machine. It turns plastic into particles for melting and extruding.
This is an example of the shredding machine. It turns plastic into particles for melting and extruding.

Although $3500 is the goal of this campaign, it is does not cover everything needed to recycle plastic into new products. Any additional funding beyond the initial $3500 will go towards furthering the vision by allowing for extrusion, injection molding, compression, and 3D printing.

Examples of the machines for extruding, injecting, and compressing plastic.
Examples of the machines for extruding, injecting, and compressing plastic.

Should this project be successful, we hope to make our first plastic transmutation center at Summer Meltdown Music Festival 2019 in Darrington, WA! 

There are a number of reward options available! We appreciate your help in this plastic waste management project. Let's get melty and Up-Cycle Meltdown!


REWARDS

Samples of the Recycled Magazine Button Magnets.
Samples of the Recycled Magazine Button Magnets.
Melty Awesome Stickers 2”-3”. Slap it on anything that it will stick to.
Melty Awesome Stickers 2”-3”. Slap it on anything that it will stick to.
Reusable Air Fresheners. Just add a fragrance and you’re good to go!
Reusable Air Fresheners. Just add a fragrance and you’re good to go!
Represent Washington rivers. Only a true local knows the meanings behind the Tieton and Wenatchee River designs.
Represent Washington rivers. Only a true local knows the meanings behind the Tieton and Wenatchee River designs.

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Risks and challenges

Challenges to making this vision and project come from budgeting and time.

From a budgeting standpoint, the goal of this is only enough to get our team's feet off the ground. Ideally, we would like to acquire a shredder and extrusion machine. This would allow us to recycle plastics into something. Whereas having just a shredder would only allow us to condense the plastics into confetti.

In terms of time, should we reach our initial funding goal through this Kickstarter, funding will go through towards the end of April. Ordering already-fabricated machines are typically made to order and take 4-6 weeks. This would mean our team would expect to receive the machine by sometime in the middle of June.

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    Recycled Magazine Button Magnet

    Receive a 2-inch button magnet made with images from recycled magazines. Every button is different, there are no repeats. Your selection is a surprise!

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    Super Melty Stickers! (3-Pack)

    Receive three MELTY PLASTIC themed stickers. Thank you for supporting our sustainable plastic efforts!

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    • Vinyl Stickers 2”-3"
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    Reusable Air Freshener

    Receive one reusable air freshener. Simply soak the air freshener with your favorite essential oil or fragrance, and hang to allow the scent to diffuse throughout the area. Limited quantities. Supporters will have the option to choose their air freshener by priority of backer number order.

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    Melty Plastic Sticker Warrior

    Receive five MELTY PLASTIC themed stickers and one mystery bonus sticker! Thank you for supporting a more melty plastic future!

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    Northwest Plastic River Monster

    This for all the river lovers

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    • Wenatchee River Vinyl Sticker 6"
    • Tieton River Vinyl Sticker 6"
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Funding period

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