Plastic Smoothie is a creative plastic recycling project started by Agustín Flowalistik Arroyo. The project starts as an answer to the plastic waste created in makerspaces, Fab Labs, schools, and universities, and the need to give all of it a new life.
What makes this project unique is that Plastic Smoothie revolves around three ideas:
- Accessible: most of or all of the tools, designs and resources used during the recycling process must be accessible, open and affordable.
- Creative: using digital tools and software, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, we are able to find new and creative ways to recycle plastic waste.
- Scalable: thanks to an accessible, easy and creative process, this project can be scaled and the process adopted in schools, makerspaces and places with low resources.
All the resources, such as tutorials, tips, and designs, are available online, and everyone can make their own plastic smoothies and be part of this project. The processes can be adopted no matter the resources available, as Plastic Smoothie uses mainly electrical appliances which have a low cost and can be found (almost) everywhere.
You can contribute today to the project by donating, supporting us on Patreon or purchasing a recycled product in our shop. Find all the information on the Contribute page.