Precious Plastic Lab
Athens Makerspace is a natural space in Athens, providing access to a variety of tools and machinery both traditional and digital. It has workshops in many fields, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, carpentry, electronics & robotics, vinyl cutting, CNC and more. It focuses heavily on education, by developing and delivering a wide range of hands-on lessons and project-based workshops for young and old alike, while promoting entrepreneurship and raising awareness of the emerging DIY culture and Maker Movement.
Precious Plastic Lab is a series of machines that specialize in the processing of plastic waste in order to convert it into useful products. Seminar participants learn about plastic contamination of the environment, which are the rules for recycling and how to distinguish different types of plastic. They are then introduced to the operation of plastic processing machines to create a new product.