Plastic Beach Party is an open project to set up Aruba’s very own mini-factory for plastic recycling and re-use, to turn plastic waste into valuable products. The aim is to take on the 5000 tons of plastic that are imported and wasted in Aruba every year.
Contributions can be made using a credit card, but can also be done by bank transfer / iDeal (Stichting Metabolic, Triodos IBAN: NL42TRIO0198069014), PayPal, or in person at Brenchie’s Lab (Rietveld Academy, Oostraat 2, Oranjestad). The organizers will be building their own machines using the tested and proven designs by Precious Plastic that are already being used in more than 10 countries around the world.
The idea is to make this an island-wide movement, getting the community of Aruba involved from the start by collaborating on fundraising, co-developing a business plan, designing plastic products, and sharing this knowledge. All is needed is a little help from you to get the project off the ground.
The aim is to raise $5000 USD to help us reach these milestones:
- $1000 --> Set up the mini-factory space
- $2000 --> Build a plastic shredder
- $3000 --> Build a plastic extruder
- $4000 --> Build an injection molding machine
- $5000 --> Build a compression molding machine
And the target is succeeded:
- $5500 --> Acquire a press to print custom t-shirts with plastic!
" We have an enthusiastic group of people with the know-how to build the machines, and an experienced designer to lead local artists in designing marketable products. Additionally, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Aruba has generously provided a space for the mini-factory. The sooner we raise the money the sooner we can start recycling!"
Can’t make a donation but still want to help? Great! Help get the word out by sharing the project with friends, family, or on social media.
Thanks for your support!
Plastic Beach Party is an open group effort. For questions/inquiries about this campaign or joining the team, feel free to contact us at +297 6302475 or pass by Brenchie's Lab.
Please visit: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/plastic-beach-party for the original content