Precious Plastic https://preciousplastic.com/index.html is a combination of people, machines, platforms and knowledge to create an alternative global recycling system. Anyone can do it. Anywhere.
It’s a super cool way to help the environment and – if your heart desires it – to become an entrepreneur or community recycler. It’s one of the coolest solutions to plastic waste we’ve come across. It’s scaleable. It’s simple. It’s local. Watch this video and decide if it’s something you or your community could handle. The other video is an example of a family that made a business from bottle caps – which aren’t generally recycled.
And the rest of the bottle? How about this?
The idea was born when CEO of MacRebur in the UK, Toby McCartney, was working in Southern India with a charity helping people who work on landfill sites as ‘pickers’. Their job is to gather potentially reusable items and sell them on to be turned from rubbish into something useful again.
Some of the waste plastics retrieved by the pickers were put into potholes, diesel poured all over them, and the rubbish set alight until the plastics melted into the craters to form a makeshift plastic pothole filler.
Toby thought that our councils might ‘frown upon this’ in the UK! So, he got together with two friends, Nick and Gordon, and formed MacRebur®. The team came up with our innovative idea to take a mix of waste plastics, granulate them and add them into the making of an enhanced asphalt road.
After years of tests and trials all over the world, MacRebur now promote 3 waste plastic additives into asphalt. All of the products meet various worldwide roads standards and have been rigorously tested against standard asphalt, bitumen and Polymer Modified Bitumen.