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-NTSI crew has lately been working on an exciting and innovative project that combines engineering and design with environmental aspect, called Precious Plastic. Plastic is used everywhere and it also ends up everywhere, which has a devastating effect on our planet.  +The Precious Plastic ​initiative ​has grown from being a graduation project initiated by Dave Hakkens (Design Academy Eindhoven, ​NL) to a project that is recently acknowledged ​across the globe. ​Hakkens and his team designed ​several low-cost ​machines for plastic ​recycling ​– or let's better say upcycling – using basic tools and materials. ​Sharing ​technical drawings and blueprints onlinethis information brings recycling plastic closer to communities, who now have the power to create the machines by themselves and turn old plastic products into new, creative objects or even raw material that can be used in production of other plastic products. ​A group of NTSI researchers support the project by giving access to interested community members to the universities infrastructure,​ and organising educational workshops e.g. for schools. The team works on creating ​the plastic ​upcycling machines (shredder, extruder, injection, compression), ​and is also interested in using the recycled ​plastic ​as a ressource for the lab's prototypes, as well as the development of new products.
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-The notion of recycling plastic is well-known but this project is taking recycling plastic to new frontiers. **[[https://​preciousplastic.com/​en|Precious Plastic]]** has grown from being a graduation project initiated by [[https://​davehakkens.nl|Dave Hakkens]] (NL) to a project that is now known across the globe. ​With his team, Dave designed ​four machines for recycling ​plastic, which are developed ​using basic tools and materials. ​They decided to share technical drawings and blueprints ​for how to build the machines ​online. Sharing ​this information ​online ​brings recycling plastic closer to everyday people, who now have the power to create the machines by themselves and turn old plastic products into new, creative objects or even raw material that can be used in production of other plastic products. ​ +
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-Our NTSI team of students has found the idea of recycling ​plastic ​at home intriguing ​and is now working on implementing ​the blueprints on NYUAD campus. They are building the following four machines that can enable us to recycle ​plastic:+
  
   * **Shredder:​** Plastic is shredded into flakes which will be used in the other machines to create new plastic products. ​   * **Shredder:​** Plastic is shredded into flakes which will be used in the other machines to create new plastic products. ​
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