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Rebutton

 

Rebutton


Rebutton

Idea category: Mold for plastic recycling and Process for making a ReButton from one bottle cap.

Author: Chris Obrist, manager at FabLab Luzern developed the ReButton. It is now online and open source for anyone to develop their ReButtons and become authors.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: With one single bottle cap (one million of them are being bought every minute) you can turn what would be waste and land in the wrong place into a ReButton. The directions for how to make it – the mold and the process – are online here: http://fablab-luzern.ch/rebutton-anleitung/.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? The ReButton mold can be made by anyone who has access to a FabLab.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? The ReButton makes citizens aware that the cap is not made of the same material as the PET bottle and that it has to be separated in the recycling process. When you make a ReButton you learn about plastic as a material, about recycling and about how important design is for a circular and sustainable future.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? This is an easy way to learn and teach anyone about plastic and recycling. The result is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that will make anyone happy.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Because it is such an awesome idea we are looking forward to the ReButton appearing on the crowdsourcing platform as a symbol of how we can change the bottle production. Furthermore, you can sell your special ReButtons in the marketplace.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? See the link http://fablab-luzern.ch/rebutton-anleitung/.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? It will take you no time to collect the bottle caps you need to make the ReButton. Then you have bring some used heat-resistant wood to make the mold of 2x recycling.

Business/Scale and Impact As an open source project there is a big potential for large scale dissemination of the idea and of the ReButton. But it remains a pedagogical tool meant to lead you to revaluate plastic.

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Rebutton

 

Rebutton


Rebutton

Idea category: Mold for plastic recycling and Process for making a ReButton from one bottle cap.

Author: Chris Obrist, manager at FabLab Luzern developed the ReButton. It is now online and open source for anyone to develop their ReButtons and become authors.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: With one single bottle cap (one million of them are being bought every minute) you can turn what would be waste and land in the wrong place into a ReButton. The directions for how to make it – the mold and the process – are online here: http://fablab-luzern.ch/rebutton-anleitung/.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? The ReButton mold can be made by anyone who has access to a FabLab.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? The ReButton makes citizens aware that the cap is not made of the same material as the PET bottle and that it has to be separated in the recycling process. When you make a ReButton you learn about plastic as a material, about recycling and about how important design is for a circular and sustainable future.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? This is an easy way to learn and teach anyone about plastic and recycling. The result is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that will make anyone happy.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Because it is such an awesome idea we are looking forward to the ReButton appearing on the crowdsourcing platform as a symbol of how we can change the bottle production. Furthermore, you can sell your special ReButtons in the marketplace.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? See the link http://fablab-luzern.ch/rebutton-anleitung/.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? It will take you no time to collect the bottle caps you need to make the ReButton. Then you have bring some used heat-resistant wood to make the mold of 2x recycling.

Business/Scale and Impact As an open source project there is a big potential for large scale dissemination of the idea and of the ReButton. But it remains a pedagogical tool meant to lead you to revaluate plastic.

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Design Competition

 

Design Competition - Revaluate Your Yoghurt Jar


Design Competition - Revaluate Your Yoghurt Jar

Idea category: Plastic Revaluation Product Development Competition

Author: Marianne Wilmsmeier is a businesswoman, freethinker, maker and founder of People’s Factory. After 15 years in the “key figure industry”, she changed fronts to focus on innovation. After years of working with people, markets and innovations, she is sure that digital production technology – consequently adapted to enhance the user experience and embedded in a completely new context – will unfold an incredibly positive potential in the hands of the citizens and respond to many longings!

Description of the Idea

Short description of idea: The idea is to set up a competition amongst product designers (professionals and students) to develop different products that can be made from a yoghurt jar and its PE-LD 04 plastic cap. How about a beautiful sugar sprinkler, for example?

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Designers or design students. Later, lay people in Switzerland, interested in ideas for revaluating yogurt jars.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help to) solve? Product designers and design students are looking for meaningful jobs and alternative models to earn a living. Together with the People’s Factory, its partners (see section on business impact / scale below) and its new approach to monetizing design work, this challenge provides an opportunity to explore how beautiful, practical items need to be designed so that lay people are able to produce these design items in the People’s Factory.

Due to the multitude of different types of plastic, recycling that material remains to be a challenge. Many laypeople interested in contributing to plastic recycling do not know where and how to go about it. This competition is about attracting more people to take up plastic and glass recycling themselves by developing and providing appealing designs. These designs can be produced and customized at the People’s Factory and their partners who provide an environment with the right tools and competent support and who provide design blueprints and instructions on their platforms.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it?  The combination of design ideas, virtual and local spaces and local resources to empower revaluation is unique. The idea offers the opportunity to not only have a competition resulting in publicly shared, beautiful designs for revaluated yoghurt jar products, it also motivates laypeople to go and learn how to make these designs themselves in an Open Factory.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crowdsourcing (PlasticTwist Thingiverse page), E-Wallet, Market Place

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? Basic tools and traditional / digital production equipment such as: 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC mill, Injection Moulding, Thermo Forming, …

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Glass and PE-LD 04 - can be combined with wood, leather, felt, cork, metal, filament, and many more.

Business/Scale and Impact: The competition is one of the events dedicated to kickstart a Swiss plastic revaluation system that is closely interlinked with the broader PlasticTwist Community. Once the products are developed, the instructions on how to make them will be made available on the People’s Factory and collaboration partner platforms as well as on the PlasticTwist Thingiverse page.

Designers can earn Plastic Tokens for their participation in the event (E-Wallet), sell the designs or products on the PlasticTwist Market Space and spend the earned tokens on other products or materials. The People’s Factory can contribute to the development of a (initially) niche alternative economy around plastic (or other materials) revaluation, e.g. by offering specific yoghurt jar revaluation workshops, potentially together with the original idea owners.

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Design Competition

 

Design Competition - Revaluate Your Yoghurt Jar


Design Competition - Revaluate Your Yoghurt Jar

Idea category: Plastic Revaluation Product Development Competition

Author: Marianne Wilmsmeier is a businesswoman, freethinker, maker and founder of People’s Factory. After 15 years in the “key figure industry”, she changed fronts to focus on innovation. After years of working with people, markets and innovations, she is sure that digital production technology – consequently adapted to enhance the user experience and embedded in a completely new context – will unfold an incredibly positive potential in the hands of the citizens and respond to many longings!

Description of the Idea

Short description of idea: The idea is to set up a competition amongst product designers (professionals and students) to develop different products that can be made from a yoghurt jar and its PE-LD 04 plastic cap. How about a beautiful sugar sprinkler, for example?

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Designers or design students. Later, lay people in Switzerland, interested in ideas for revaluating yogurt jars.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help to) solve? Product designers and design students are looking for meaningful jobs and alternative models to earn a living. Together with the People’s Factory, its partners (see section on business impact / scale below) and its new approach to monetizing design work, this challenge provides an opportunity to explore how beautiful, practical items need to be designed so that lay people are able to produce these design items in the People’s Factory.

Due to the multitude of different types of plastic, recycling that material remains to be a challenge. Many laypeople interested in contributing to plastic recycling do not know where and how to go about it. This competition is about attracting more people to take up plastic and glass recycling themselves by developing and providing appealing designs. These designs can be produced and customized at the People’s Factory and their partners who provide an environment with the right tools and competent support and who provide design blueprints and instructions on their platforms.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it?  The combination of design ideas, virtual and local spaces and local resources to empower revaluation is unique. The idea offers the opportunity to not only have a competition resulting in publicly shared, beautiful designs for revaluated yoghurt jar products, it also motivates laypeople to go and learn how to make these designs themselves in an Open Factory.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crowdsourcing (PlasticTwist Thingiverse page), E-Wallet, Market Place

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? Basic tools and traditional / digital production equipment such as: 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC mill, Injection Moulding, Thermo Forming, …

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Glass and PE-LD 04 - can be combined with wood, leather, felt, cork, metal, filament, and many more.

Business/Scale and Impact: The competition is one of the events dedicated to kickstart a Swiss plastic revaluation system that is closely interlinked with the broader PlasticTwist Community. Once the products are developed, the instructions on how to make them will be made available on the People’s Factory and collaboration partner platforms as well as on the PlasticTwist Thingiverse page.

Designers can earn Plastic Tokens for their participation in the event (E-Wallet), sell the designs or products on the PlasticTwist Market Space and spend the earned tokens on other products or materials. The People’s Factory can contribute to the development of a (initially) niche alternative economy around plastic (or other materials) revaluation, e.g. by offering specific yoghurt jar revaluation workshops, potentially together with the original idea owners.

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Fill&Go

 

Fill & Go  - Step it Up!


Fill & Go  - Step it Up!

Idea category: A SERIOUS challenge to the big soft drink producers

Author: Student group from Distributed Business Design Collaboration at Lucerne School of Business answering to the PlasticTwist’s challenge came up with this idea. Ivana Branadic, Melanie Brogli, Borislav Dejanovic, Kenan Ibranovic.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: There are far too many single-use bottles in the world. We want to hang on to having a light and easy to use bottle and we also want our soft drinks, but we don’t need a new one all the time. Fill & Go is the new way to sell ALL soft drinks.  You get a bottle from the company, but you keep filling it up. The big companies install their taps in shops and only need to distribute their drinks to the store. This is already possible, but the scale is the difference.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? The target are the big soft drink companies that should stop producing so many plastic bottles.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? Fill & Go  - Step it Up! Wants to radically reduce the use of plastic bottles. The audience in this case are the companies that need to change their production and business strategy.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? We are not telling consumers to act differently or the politicians to make laws. We think that the producers should change their business format to avoid the excessive use of PET bottles. This is actually a chance for the businesses to have a unique selling proposition.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crouwdsourcing: This idea is about reducing plastic and the PlasticTwist platform would be the best place to advocate for it and make it visible for all the people involved in the revaluation of plastic.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? Only the PlasticTwist platform.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Of course the new tap machines need to be circular but apart from that this is an idea which reduces the use of plastic.

Business/Scale and Impact: This should be a good business proposition for the large companies, but we also expect that this will boost drinking tap water, when you have the bottle this is cheaper ; )

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Lucerne Water is the offer of the city of Lucerne to all who have a bottle to make use of the great water – all free

Henrik Beha Pedersen suggests all: A bottle for life

 

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Fill&Go

 

Fill & Go  - Step it Up!


Fill & Go  - Step it Up!

Idea category: A SERIOUS challenge to the big soft drink producers

Author: Student group from Distributed Business Design Collaboration at Lucerne School of Business answering to the PlasticTwist’s challenge came up with this idea. Ivana Branadic, Melanie Brogli, Borislav Dejanovic, Kenan Ibranovic.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: There are far too many single-use bottles in the world. We want to hang on to having a light and easy to use bottle and we also want our soft drinks, but we don’t need a new one all the time. Fill & Go is the new way to sell ALL soft drinks.  You get a bottle from the company, but you keep filling it up. The big companies install their taps in shops and only need to distribute their drinks to the store. This is already possible, but the scale is the difference.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? The target are the big soft drink companies that should stop producing so many plastic bottles.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? Fill & Go  - Step it Up! Wants to radically reduce the use of plastic bottles. The audience in this case are the companies that need to change their production and business strategy.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? We are not telling consumers to act differently or the politicians to make laws. We think that the producers should change their business format to avoid the excessive use of PET bottles. This is actually a chance for the businesses to have a unique selling proposition.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crouwdsourcing: This idea is about reducing plastic and the PlasticTwist platform would be the best place to advocate for it and make it visible for all the people involved in the revaluation of plastic.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? Only the PlasticTwist platform.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Of course the new tap machines need to be circular but apart from that this is an idea which reduces the use of plastic.

Business/Scale and Impact: This should be a good business proposition for the large companies, but we also expect that this will boost drinking tap water, when you have the bottle this is cheaper ; )

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Lucerne Water is the offer of the city of Lucerne to all who have a bottle to make use of the great water – all free

Henrik Beha Pedersen suggests all: A bottle for life

 

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Plastic Horrors House

 

House of Plastic Horrors


House of Plastic Horrors

Idea category For fair grounds, installation in museum or event series, inter-, info- and sciencetainment.

Autors: Interdisciplinary team of students and teachers of the Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA): The idea emerged during an innovation workshop at the Future Laboratory Crealab Summerschool 2018 answering the PlasticTwist question of the design of citizen based plastic revaluation systems.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: We are used to the photos of animals dying from plastic pollution, we know the horrific numbers of plastic waste in the environment. But the real HORROR is maybe still a bit too far away. In a playful and exciting way, the visitors to the House of Plastic Horrors feel the impact of plastic – and change their habits quite quickly.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Anyone who likes the flash of excitement when they don’t know what is next, when they face (organized) danger. It’s scary, tickling and fun, but because it is not really fiction it will have more impact than the normal ghosty-bloody fun fair horrors.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? It is really difficult make the connection and develop empathy with the victims of our plastic waste. The House of Plastic Horrors makes you feel what it is like when plastic waste impacts on you – and you need to act to get on. This is our reality of as citizens of the world today and the House of Plastic Horrors teaches us to revaluate the situation.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? There have been exhibitions about plastic and artists have made impressive art works, but the House of Plastic Horrors makes you feel the impact and it will also be a booth at the exit which teaches you in 10 easy steps how to change your lifestyle.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Connected to PlasticTwist it will integrate the platform as much as possible. The PlasticTokens will surely be accepted and you can gain more tokens (e-wallet), but pledging to use plastic differently after a visit to the House of Plastic Horrors.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? The House of Plastic Horrors will be supported by foundations, recycling plants and the plastic industry. We want to make use of their intimate understanding of plastic to tweak the expereice.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Making the House of Plastic Horrors will take a lot of Plastic and we will work closely with recycling plants to develop the concept.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source concept the business will have an NGO format. There are no limits to have many Houses we can provide.

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Thanks to www.oceancare.org

 

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Plastic Horrors House

 

House of Plastic Horrors


House of Plastic Horrors

Idea category For fair grounds, installation in museum or event series, inter-, info- and sciencetainment.

Autors: Interdisciplinary team of students and teachers of the Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA): The idea emerged during an innovation workshop at the Future Laboratory Crealab Summerschool 2018 answering the PlasticTwist question of the design of citizen based plastic revaluation systems.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: We are used to the photos of animals dying from plastic pollution, we know the horrific numbers of plastic waste in the environment. But the real HORROR is maybe still a bit too far away. In a playful and exciting way, the visitors to the House of Plastic Horrors feel the impact of plastic – and change their habits quite quickly.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Anyone who likes the flash of excitement when they don’t know what is next, when they face (organized) danger. It’s scary, tickling and fun, but because it is not really fiction it will have more impact than the normal ghosty-bloody fun fair horrors.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? It is really difficult make the connection and develop empathy with the victims of our plastic waste. The House of Plastic Horrors makes you feel what it is like when plastic waste impacts on you – and you need to act to get on. This is our reality of as citizens of the world today and the House of Plastic Horrors teaches us to revaluate the situation.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? There have been exhibitions about plastic and artists have made impressive art works, but the House of Plastic Horrors makes you feel the impact and it will also be a booth at the exit which teaches you in 10 easy steps how to change your lifestyle.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Connected to PlasticTwist it will integrate the platform as much as possible. The PlasticTokens will surely be accepted and you can gain more tokens (e-wallet), but pledging to use plastic differently after a visit to the House of Plastic Horrors.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? The House of Plastic Horrors will be supported by foundations, recycling plants and the plastic industry. We want to make use of their intimate understanding of plastic to tweak the expereice.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? Making the House of Plastic Horrors will take a lot of Plastic and we will work closely with recycling plants to develop the concept.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source concept the business will have an NGO format. There are no limits to have many Houses we can provide.

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Thanks to www.oceancare.org

 

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Pick up Your Trash

 

Pick Up Your Trash


Pick Up Your Trash

Idea category: Citizen Action

Autors: William MacGarrett, student at SDU Denmark

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: Plastic is basically everywhere. No matter where you walk, no matter which corner you turn. Waste everywhere. Even adults throw it. Nobody has learned to pick up trash. Nor do anyone want to take responsibility. Think what would happen if people actually took responsibility. Think what would happen if people picked up trash. Just one piece a day! Think what amount of money could be saved. Think about how clear the water could be. Think about how clean Nature would be. Think how the Earth could actually be a nice place to be. Think about how we and all the other animals would actually have a future!

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Everyone can be a part of the Pick Up Your Trash movement.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? Littering costs society and the globe huge amounts. The Pick Up Your Trash project would inspire all to take responsibility and not litter. When grown-ups start showing children that they should not litter a new cycle could start.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? It is an easy solution and Pick Up Your Trash movement will change the way we think about litter and plastic.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crowdsourcing for the communication: The pick Up Your Trash movement will be a social tsunami and will link mainly to the crowdsourcing platform.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source idea the idea is not the make a business, but it is likely that several business ideas could be combined with the promotion of the idea.

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Andrew Mayers has picked up 180’000 pieces of plasic already!

 

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Pick up Your Trash

 

Pick Up Your Trash


Pick Up Your Trash

Idea category: Citizen Action

Autors: William MacGarrett, student at SDU Denmark

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: Plastic is basically everywhere. No matter where you walk, no matter which corner you turn. Waste everywhere. Even adults throw it. Nobody has learned to pick up trash. Nor do anyone want to take responsibility. Think what would happen if people actually took responsibility. Think what would happen if people picked up trash. Just one piece a day! Think what amount of money could be saved. Think about how clear the water could be. Think about how clean Nature would be. Think how the Earth could actually be a nice place to be. Think about how we and all the other animals would actually have a future!

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? Everyone can be a part of the Pick Up Your Trash movement.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? Littering costs society and the globe huge amounts. The Pick Up Your Trash project would inspire all to take responsibility and not litter. When grown-ups start showing children that they should not litter a new cycle could start.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? It is an easy solution and Pick Up Your Trash movement will change the way we think about litter and plastic.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Crowdsourcing for the communication: The pick Up Your Trash movement will be a social tsunami and will link mainly to the crowdsourcing platform.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source idea the idea is not the make a business, but it is likely that several business ideas could be combined with the promotion of the idea.

Extra Material

Andrew Mayers has picked up 180’000 pieces of plasic already!

 

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Sounds of Plastic

 

Sounds of Plastic


Sounds of Plastic

Idea category: Educational tool, interactive game to learn about plastic.

Author: The Sounds of Plastic idea was developed in the Distributed Business Design Collaboration class at Lucerne School of Business as part of the introduction to the PlasticTwist challenge. The idea is open source.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea When did you last listen to plastic? The sounds of the material make you suddenly learn a lot about plastic in an easy way. The crash of a PET bottle is a sound we all know, but how about doing something with it? PP has a floating sound, PE-LP can be even softer, PVC is cranking. All this translates to movement and rhythm and will catch the attention of all. Using your senses and your sense of rhythm and joy of music makes you connect with this stunning sound material and you will surely have had fun and also know more about the material.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? We want to make this a part of basic courses on sustainability and we are sure that there will be a lot of interest.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? A Sounds of Plastic kit/learning tool will make the participants relate to the material plastic and both enjoy the diversity of the material and also treat it with more attention and respect: The best basis for revaluation!

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? Understanding plastic as a diverse material, but also the fun with comes with using it as an instrument and relating to how you hear.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? The Sounds of Plastic instructions/kit can be available in the marketplace. It can be bought with PlasticTokens and you can also use the platform to make your music available. When the Sounds of Plastic movement takes hold it will be visible in the croudsourcing tool and we will also use these tools to amplify the Sounds of Plastic ; )

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? We will work with musicians, plastic producers and retailers to make a meaningful instructions manual to get started.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? The Sounds of Plastic offers a great way to re-use plastic for an entirely new purpose. When you have collected the plastic and used it for your music you will automatically know how to recycle it.

Business/Scale and Impact As open source the Sounds of Plastic product could be scaled and exchanged in many formats and anywhere where there is plastic – which is anywhere! And it will like up to different global trends and traditions of music.

Extra Material

Matmos with their plastic anniversary records are our heroes. A whole record of music made with plastic and not just that! Listen to it: Sound of Plastic 1, Sound of Plastic 2

 

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Sounds of Plastic

 

Sounds of Plastic


Sounds of Plastic

Idea category: Educational tool, interactive game to learn about plastic.

Author: The Sounds of Plastic idea was developed in the Distributed Business Design Collaboration class at Lucerne School of Business as part of the introduction to the PlasticTwist challenge. The idea is open source.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea When did you last listen to plastic? The sounds of the material make you suddenly learn a lot about plastic in an easy way. The crash of a PET bottle is a sound we all know, but how about doing something with it? PP has a floating sound, PE-LP can be even softer, PVC is cranking. All this translates to movement and rhythm and will catch the attention of all. Using your senses and your sense of rhythm and joy of music makes you connect with this stunning sound material and you will surely have had fun and also know more about the material.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? We want to make this a part of basic courses on sustainability and we are sure that there will be a lot of interest.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? A Sounds of Plastic kit/learning tool will make the participants relate to the material plastic and both enjoy the diversity of the material and also treat it with more attention and respect: The best basis for revaluation!

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? Understanding plastic as a diverse material, but also the fun with comes with using it as an instrument and relating to how you hear.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? The Sounds of Plastic instructions/kit can be available in the marketplace. It can be bought with PlasticTokens and you can also use the platform to make your music available. When the Sounds of Plastic movement takes hold it will be visible in the croudsourcing tool and we will also use these tools to amplify the Sounds of Plastic ; )

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? We will work with musicians, plastic producers and retailers to make a meaningful instructions manual to get started.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? The Sounds of Plastic offers a great way to re-use plastic for an entirely new purpose. When you have collected the plastic and used it for your music you will automatically know how to recycle it.

Business/Scale and Impact As open source the Sounds of Plastic product could be scaled and exchanged in many formats and anywhere where there is plastic – which is anywhere! And it will like up to different global trends and traditions of music.

Extra Material

Matmos with their plastic anniversary records are our heroes. A whole record of music made with plastic and not just that! Listen to it: Sound of Plastic 1, Sound of Plastic 2

 

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Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen

 

Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen


Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen

Idea category: Plastic currency

Authors: Interdisciplinary team of students and teachers of the Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA): The idea came out of an innovation workshop at the Future Laboratory Crealab Summerschool 2018 answering the PlasticTwist question of the design of citizen based plastic revaluation systems. The idea is Open Source, but should be realized in the PlasticTwist project.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: The unconditional basic plastic total is an amount of plastic given to each global citizen by birth. As a global initiative it will address the vast inequality in the use of plastic. Having only so much plastic at your disposal for a life will make you change habits. If you are in an area where you use too much you will have to reduce, and it will give you a currency if you use very little plastic.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? This is global initiative. Anyone will have their amount of plastic and will be encouraged to use it in a meaningful way.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? The Unconditional Basic Plastic total will create awareness about the material plastic and It will trigger inventions that reduce and reuse plastic. Making plastic precious will change its status from waste to keep it from littering the environment.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? The unconditional basic income is acknowledged as a central solution to solve the issue of how to support and provide an incentive to live with awareness. It is also shown that the universal basic income is a basis for initiatives and innovation. In a similar way the Unconditional Basic Plastic Total will enable the global citizen to interact with the plastic quota/contingent they have in an aware and smart way.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Unconditional Basic Plastic Total should be connected to the PlasticTwist Platform with marketplace and wallet and the UBPT should also be seen as a unique way to integrate the PlasticToken globally.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? The Platform will be the starting point of the UBPT so this will be the main tool.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? How the UBPT will be distributed over the different forms of plastic is yet to be determined however it will surely lead to more clarity about which steams and forms of plastic are produced and how they are reused.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source project and currency the UBPT will have a large scale impact .

Extra Material

We are inspired by the unconditional basic income which has a core role in the discussion of the future understanding of economic value. A book like Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists is an important source.

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Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen

 

Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen


Unconditional Basic Plastic Total – for the global citizen

Idea category: Plastic currency

Authors: Interdisciplinary team of students and teachers of the Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA): The idea came out of an innovation workshop at the Future Laboratory Crealab Summerschool 2018 answering the PlasticTwist question of the design of citizen based plastic revaluation systems. The idea is Open Source, but should be realized in the PlasticTwist project.

Description of the idea

Short description of idea: The unconditional basic plastic total is an amount of plastic given to each global citizen by birth. As a global initiative it will address the vast inequality in the use of plastic. Having only so much plastic at your disposal for a life will make you change habits. If you are in an area where you use too much you will have to reduce, and it will give you a currency if you use very little plastic.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea? This is global initiative. Anyone will have their amount of plastic and will be encouraged to use it in a meaningful way.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? The Unconditional Basic Plastic total will create awareness about the material plastic and It will trigger inventions that reduce and reuse plastic. Making plastic precious will change its status from waste to keep it from littering the environment.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? The unconditional basic income is acknowledged as a central solution to solve the issue of how to support and provide an incentive to live with awareness. It is also shown that the universal basic income is a basis for initiatives and innovation. In a similar way the Unconditional Basic Plastic Total will enable the global citizen to interact with the plastic quota/contingent they have in an aware and smart way.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? Unconditional Basic Plastic Total should be connected to the PlasticTwist Platform with marketplace and wallet and the UBPT should also be seen as a unique way to integrate the PlasticToken globally.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? The Platform will be the starting point of the UBPT so this will be the main tool.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? How the UBPT will be distributed over the different forms of plastic is yet to be determined however it will surely lead to more clarity about which steams and forms of plastic are produced and how they are reused.

Business/Scale and Impact: As an open source project and currency the UBPT will have a large scale impact .

Extra Material

We are inspired by the unconditional basic income which has a core role in the discussion of the future understanding of economic value. A book like Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists is an important source.

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Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

 

Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

 

Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

Idea category: Service for reverse-logistics, product design and consultancy on best practice packaging for food producers

Authors: The initiator of the idea is Louise Carpentier, an environmental engineer from Belgium. Louise wanted to support a local soup producer that wanted to recycle their single-use plastics. After initiating the idea, Mind the Plastic got supported during the first circular economy incubator batch from the Impact Hub Switzerland (2019) and got to know many DIY plastic recyclers (Fablab Luzern, Precious Plastic) as well as got in contact with PlasticTwist and visited one of their events.

Description of the idea: In the first pilot, Mind the Plastic joined forces with a Zürich-based soup producer to first collect and second, recycle their packaging. First tested products are a box to deliver catering material and planting pots for garden centers. In a third step, Mind the Plastic consults on more circular packaging options next time a batch of packaging needs to be purchased.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea?This idea to take back packaging and make it better could be scaled to other food producers, communities, schools or public transport companies.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? This solution is innovative in 3 ways:

  • It allows food producers to take responsibility for their packaging.
  • The unmixed plastic granulate has a higher value compared to mixed plastics.
  • The individual recycled product creates an extra USP for the food producer on both the food and the recycled valuable product.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? Mind the Plastics offers individual solutions fof more ciruclar packaging. From reverse logistics,
to recycled products created to the needs and market of the food producer.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? The market place would be a good tool for Mind the Plastic connecting it to the PlasticToken.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? So far we have been using machinery from the DIY community but it became clear that we need
more semi-industrial ways of processing plastic if we want to scale this idea. Mind the Plastic would like to be part of Plastic Twist to connect with the Plastic recycling industry and do trials with industrial shredders and plastic melting facilities.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? In the pilot: PP5 cups are used.

Business/Scale and Impact: The circular business model behind mind the plastic is a combination of a consultancy service for logistics and best practice packaging with actual product design and
manufacturing. And this could be scaled, for example to spaces where many people consume a lot of plastics, think about all the foods stands in our train stations.

In the pilot, we aim to increase the return rate from 5 too at least 40 % in the next year. With the 0.5 tons of plastic used by the soup company, the impact is moderate. But the aim is to raise awareness among customers and show how companies can take
responsibility for their packaging.

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Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

 

Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

 

Mind the Plastic – circular solutions for food packaging

Idea category: Service for reverse-logistics, product design and consultancy on best practice packaging for food producers

Authors: The initiator of the idea is Louise Carpentier, an environmental engineer from Belgium. Louise wanted to support a local soup producer that wanted to recycle their single-use plastics. After initiating the idea, Mind the Plastic got supported during the first circular economy incubator batch from the Impact Hub Switzerland (2019) and got to know many DIY plastic recyclers (Fablab Luzern, Precious Plastic) as well as got in contact with PlasticTwist and visited one of their events.

Description of the idea: In the first pilot, Mind the Plastic joined forces with a Zürich-based soup producer to first collect and second, recycle their packaging. First tested products are a box to deliver catering material and planting pots for garden centers. In a third step, Mind the Plastic consults on more circular packaging options next time a batch of packaging needs to be purchased.

What is the target market or target audience of the idea?This idea to take back packaging and make it better could be scaled to other food producers, communities, schools or public transport companies.

What problem or challenge of the target market/target audience does the idea (help) solve? This solution is innovative in 3 ways:

  • It allows food producers to take responsibility for their packaging.
  • The unmixed plastic granulate has a higher value compared to mixed plastics.
  • The individual recycled product creates an extra USP for the food producer on both the food and the recycled valuable product.

What is unique about the idea/ what are the Unique Selling Points of it? Mind the Plastics offers individual solutions fof more ciruclar packaging. From reverse logistics,
to recycled products created to the needs and market of the food producer.

Which PlasticTwist tools do the idea use? The market place would be a good tool for Mind the Plastic connecting it to the PlasticToken.

What machinery and tools need to be used to prototype or produce the idea/ concept? So far we have been using machinery from the DIY community but it became clear that we need
more semi-industrial ways of processing plastic if we want to scale this idea. Mind the Plastic would like to be part of Plastic Twist to connect with the Plastic recycling industry and do trials with industrial shredders and plastic melting facilities.

What type of (recycled) materials is used? In the pilot: PP5 cups are used.

Business/Scale and Impact: The circular business model behind mind the plastic is a combination of a consultancy service for logistics and best practice packaging with actual product design and
manufacturing. And this could be scaled, for example to spaces where many people consume a lot of plastics, think about all the foods stands in our train stations.

In the pilot, we aim to increase the return rate from 5 too at least 40 % in the next year. With the 0.5 tons of plastic used by the soup company, the impact is moderate. But the aim is to raise awareness among customers and show how companies can take
responsibility for their packaging.

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