We have put all our money into starting a recycling and manufacture business in Robe, South Australia. The business focuses on collecting ALL types of plastic waste (including Polystyrene) and recycling them onsite into useful items such as door knobs, bowls, tiles and bollards. This workshop follows the Precious Plastic model that can be found on YouTube. Our retail outlet also has wonderful products from all over Australia that showcase recycling and is aimed at educating people about the circular economy.
The business has gone so well in the first 4 months that I have already had to invest in larger shredding equipment to keep up with demand. I am crowd funding for an extra shed and second hand extruder which will allow me to create bollards and fencing from recycled plastics. These products are very useful locally and also use large amounts of soft plastic such as silage wrap that comes from local farms.
A small amount of capital for a large reward for the community.