Precious Plastic

PRECIOUS PLASTIC is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. Precious Plastic was started in 2013 by Dave Hakkens and is now in its third iteration (edition) counting on dozens of people working on the project, remotely or on-site. We have created machines that enable anyone to recycle plastic. We share all the information you need to build them yourself. The machines are made with basic tools and materials that should be easily available, wherever you live.


I’m DAVE HAKKENS, a 29-year-old guy from the Netherlands who graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. I kind of like working on global problems, trying to fix them by shooting some ideas at them. From reducing e-waste with a modular phone to making informative videos or developing machines to boost plastic recycling.




Helmond, The Netherlands