Recycling initiative

Using the open source 'Precious Plastics' movement as inspiration, the UOW Student Makerspace is turning the way we think about plastic on its head.

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!

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

Read more about this initiative in The Stand.

Plastic bottles and rubbish washed up on a beach
Homewares and products created from recycled plastics
Bowls full of fruit, but the bowls are made from colourful recycled plastics