Beautiful Precious Plastic, one of the projects admitted to the Lab on circular and collaborative economy for action 3.02 of the AxTO Project of the City of Torino, presents itself with two events that will be hosted at Via Baltea 3 (Friday, February 15, 2019 at 19) and at the Bagni pubblici di via Agliè (Saturday, February 23 at 11).
With the experimentation Beautiful Precious Plastic Izmade intends to bring the recycling of plastic to a local scale, through the use of Open Source machines capable of shredding and thermoforming it. The machines will be used by Izmade for the development of new furniture products and made available to all users/citizens at Izlab Maker Space. The project is based on the knowledge, tools and machines developed and continuously improved by the international Precious Plastic community.
Through Precious Plastic it is possible to recycle objects made of thermoplastic polymers and transform them into new products, thus giving plastics a new life cycle. "Beautiful Precious Plastic" has as its territory of experimentation Barriera of Milan in Turin. As far as the collection of used plastic is concerned, two neighbourhood hubs will be involved: the public toilets in Via Agliè and Via Baltea / Barrier Workshops. With the project "Beautiful Precious Plastic" we will try to include as much as possible in the project citizens and local actors, with the sharing of machines and work space, training and the possibility of creating new product lines.