Plastics Pirate (NFP) Vital Equipment Purchases

Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Fun steer our Plastics Pirate ship.

With our Not-For-Profit organisation, Plastics Pirate has developed a means to achieve our ultimate goal of providing life-saving safe water access and holistic health care in remote coastal communities across Australia, Melanesia and the South Pacific.

Using the power of pyrolysis to turn plastic into treasure, we can empower these remote coastal communities to help build a more efficient and sustainable future and we can give villagers a reason to collect the plastic which inundates their homes in exchange for products and services they actually need.

Our purpose-built, self-sufficient 24-metre landing barge The Processor I is designed to house our ScarabTech pyrolysis plant as well as plastic repurposing equipment, desalination plants and a medical clinic.

The Processor I barge requires the below vital equipment:

  • Cranes x 3 – 1 x 5t, 1x 2t, 1x 1.5t (ish)
  • Mercedes Benz – we will require 2 x 20 kva gensets and 1 x 10 kva. They don’t have to be Mercedes, but we have 2 x 110 hp mercs as main engines for the processor and we are looking at Mercedes Benz Unimogs as a beach vehicle
  • We will also need communications, ie satellite Phone (iridium) and satellite capabilities, handheld radios and possibly phones and data plans. Bearing in mind, we will make ourselves available to respond to international man made or natural disasters and be responsible for early communication of the extent of the problem to follow up support.
  • Fuels and Oils – For running the barge and associated vehicles it transports for beach and ocean cleaning objectives.
  • We are also going to need dive gear – masks, fins, compressor, tanks, hookah unit, hoses and regulators, weight belts, BCD’s Regulators, wetsuits etc..
  • We also need galley equipment/ white goods, ie fridge, (medicine fridge also), chest freezer, washing machine and dryer, gas oven, bbq, etc..
  • We also will need plastic repurposing equipment, ie, extruders/ form mould/ sheet presses/ rotor moulders, 3D printers etc..
  • Medical equipment. We have hard gear available through QAS and others, but will need consumables and medicines.
  • Desalination plant for The Processor I

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