Dave Hakkens


Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Melkweg Award Winner, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Winner

Department: Man and Activity

Precious Plastic

Plastic is one of the most precious materials on earth. It is lightweight, strong, easy to shape and great to recycle. But of all the plastic we use only 10% is recycled. This is due mainly to the expensive and complex machinery that is used in plastic production. Dave Hakkens has developed a small-scale recycling workshop. His machines are inexpensive, easy to use and able to produce small quantities. And they are made to process recycled plastic. Bring your waste plastic to a workshop like this near you, and it can be turned into new products.


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Photographs: Lisa Klappe