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Plastic recycling scheme

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Plastic recycling scheme

Plastic recycling scheme

Cramlington Learning Village By Cramlington Learning Village

1. Kids and community members pick up plastic waste from beaches. 2. The plastic gets shredded. 3. The plastic gets recycled into plastic sheets. 4. Students make useful plastic objects for community.

Cramlington Idea stage

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Students and people who live in coastal areas of Northumberland will perform plastic litter picks, of both LDPE and HDPE plastic. This plastic will them be brought back to CLV and shredded into small pieces of plastic (this machine has already been made). The plastic will then be formed into sheets and vacuum moulded into whatever form we desire. The aim is to produce sports equipment, school equipment and furniture from the recycled plastic, and then give to community members or sell said items in order to use the profits to fund other plastic projects within the community/school or donate to environmental awareness charities. No profit will be made from this scheme. It is a community project as parents, care givers, community members from outside the school will all be participating in this project.

What we'll deliver:

  • Produce furniture from recycled plastics
  • Produce sports equipment from recycled plastics
  • Produce school equipment from recycled plastics

Why it's a great idea:

Plastic is destroying our plant. If we don't recycle it effectively it will be our legacy. Recycling effectively means taking the plastic out of the environment and putting this material to good use in schools and homes. It will engage many different parts of the community and see the school kids engage with some of the most important issues of their times.

Steps to get it done:

  • Producing usable plastic sheets from a sheet former
  • Producing our first vacuum formed plastic objects
  • Producing and end product that can be used for the intended purpose


Location Cramlington

About the space

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Northumberland Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,213

SHEET COMPRESSOR - £1,000 (45%)
Vacuum formers - £1,000 (45%)
Other - £213 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Vacuum formers
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use extra money to buy another plastic sheet former and a purpose built shredder.

Total £2,213

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