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UOW MakerSpace: MakerSpace Recycling Initiative

UOW MakerSpace Recycling Initiative

Using the open source 'Precious Plastics' movement as inspiration, the UOW MakerSpace is planning turn the way we think about plastic on its head. With support from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, DVC - Research & Innovation, and in collaboration with:

  • UOW MakerSpace Club
  • UOW Women in STEM
  • UOW Enviro Collective
  • UOW Mechatronics Society
  • UOW Motorsports Club
  • Fossil-Free UOW
  • Jeremy Brun - UOW Alumni

We're breathing new life into our wasted plastic by constructing machinery to shred, extrude and inject it into an exciting array of products. From unique artworks, everyday household products, to 100% recycled building materials: the sky's the limit!

Household items that could be made from recycled plastics, including bowls, boxes and kitchen utensils

Upcoming Event:

Global Climate Change Week

Wednesday 17th October
12pm - 2pm
Duck Pond Lawn
University of Wollongong

Come along to learn more about this exciting initiative, and chat to our project team about how you can get involved!

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