In 2018, together with Corepla (The italian consortium for plastic recycling) we developed a working prototype of a plastic recycling machine that turns plastic waste into toys.
The machine was designed to eat plastic bottle caps and transform it into sand toys.
After months of prototyping together with our partner Monogrid, we made the first working prototype able to print plastic from bottle and caps.
The machine was initially designed to work with PET bottles, but we experienced problems with the material and its consistency after mold.
Second test was made with HDPE, the material of the cap, more solid and resistant, this one was perfect for our test and reacted very good on molding process creating a perfect softplastic that we pressed into an exagon shape. The resulst was a very solid item made of recycled plastic.
At the end of the day, the machine wasn’t developed by the client.
Product Design / Prototype development