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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25 2018 2:46 AM UTC +00:00.

Think Green ComitteeBy Think Green Comittee
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Think Green ComitteeBy Think Green Comittee
First created
$836
pledged of $700pledged of $700 goal
8
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25 2018 2:46 AM UTC +00:00.

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Below are the rewards for donations to the 3-D printer for recycled plastics:

Seaglass earrings Rewards
Seaglass earrings Rewards
Seaglass Bracelet Reward - $50
Seaglass Bracelet Reward - $50
Seaglass Necklace Reward - $100
Seaglass Necklace Reward - $100

This Kickstarter campaign works in conjunction with ‘Sculpted’ design 3D printing service who became the first dedicated printer to use recycled plastic (how cool, right?!?!). I won't bore you with the technical details, but basically these guys are geniuses who are saving our plastic- wasting-asses. The small island of Ha’apai hopes to install a small-scale recycling machine to combat waste. The funds received from this project will go towards building the first ever 3-D printer for Ha'apai!! Sculpted will design a specific  3-D printer to combat the most common high-yielding throw away plastics (e.g. plastic bottles, plastic bags and single use containers) into re-usable materials. 

Currently, there is no waste management infrastructure in Ha’apai, and plastics often get thrown in the sea or burned. Sadly, in Tonga most of the coral reefs have died due to pollution and coral bleaching. However, Ha'apai has the one of the only living coral reefs in Tonga, and we want to keep it alive!!  

look, how pretty...
look, how pretty...

To make this possible, Sculpted designed built a set of small scale recycling machines to try and show people that waste plastic can be easily transformed into a valuable material. These small scale recycling projects have been implemented successfully as schools, universities, and other various grassroot projects. We hope we can do the same in Tonga. The environmental and conservation issues caused by plastic pollution like dumping at sea or burning is irrevocably damaging to our environment and future generations. 

How it works:

First, Ha’apai will collect, sort and clean the existing plastics on the island. Next a plastic shredder turns the cleaned and sorted plastics into small granules. The small granules are melted into plastic ink cartridges that can then be used to print material using the 3-D printer. Presto! Almost like magic. 

You can watch the video below to see what it's all about.

Risks and challenges

The challenge will be to ensure that we build local community stakeholders that can take over the project to build a sustainable plastic recycling program. The 3-D printer must also be able withstand harsh conditions in an environment plagued with humidity, and pesky insects.

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