The need to reduce plastic waste is widely recognized, and people around the world are taking action to make a difference. One such project is Precious Plastic, an initiative that started in the Netherlands, dedicated to reducing plastic waste with several national initiatives around the globe.
In KAUST, Students for Sustainability with the support of Facilities Management, Averda, and the Office of Sustainability created a Precious Plastic Project workspace, located at the Reuse Center near Discovery Square. Here, interested community members can learn about plastic pollution, the properties of plastic, and how plastic recycling works.
The Precious Plastic workspace is a hands-on learning environment where visitors can operate a granulator and injection machines. It’s also a place where creative recycling ideas for plastic can be turned into reality. Nearly 80 people from the KAUST community used the opportunity to visit the facility, with some participating in a training session to acquire the necessary skills for operating the equipment. Further enhancing engagement with The Kaust School is currently in the process of organizing.
If you’re interested in learning new skills, the Precious Plastic Project offers exciting training sessions and volunteer opportunities. Fill out the form and become part of the project. Unleash your creativity and transform used plastic into something extraordinary!
This project aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12, which aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. By reducing plastic waste and promoting recycling, Precious Plastic is contributing to the achievement of this goal.