Started by Oliver Russell, a Boise based marketing agency, and Humanista, a social purpose consultancy, PlasticWorks is an imaginative, community-based model for how we can and must rethink business.

Inspired by the open-source plans from Precious Plastic, PlasticWorks Boise is housed in a shipping container outside Corridor Surf Shop and will offer demonstrations, a collection site, and volunteer opportunities for interested community members.

WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE

Working with community partners, PlasticWorks is a for-profit business that expects to make money and leave a positive impact on society through upcycling plastics.

WE COLLECT PLASTICS

Plastic is everywhere, and less than 10% of it is recycled in the United States. Part of the problem with the status quo of plastics is that 40% is designed for single use. PlasticWorks will collect our community’s plastic and create imaginative new products for sale.

WE TRANSFORM PLASTICS

Plastic doesn’t have to be waste. In fact, it’s a precious material that can be repurposed through simple machines that shred, extrude, and inject the material into useful treasures.

WE CRAFT PLASTICS

PlasticWorks is a social impact lab operated by Humanista. Right now, we are testing making coasters, floor tiles, and flower pots from recycled plastic.

FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY

Making tiles with the injection machine.  #plasticworks #upcycle #preciousplastic #containerlife
Tour the PlasticWorks  factory with @_oliverrussell_ ‘s Digital Marketing Manager and plastic upcycler
@joseangelsaenz .
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#preciousplastic #plasticworks #nextwaveplastics #upcycle
We are wired up and ready to go! Huge shout out to @corywiltshire @ridgepapa1 and @corridor_surf_shop for powering us up. Initial test runs of plastics coming soon.  #preciousplastic #plasticworks #rethinkplastic #endplasticpollution #upcycle
Remember all those bottles @zerowasteboise collected for us at Hyde Park Street Fair? Here they are, ready for melting and repurposing for manufacturing! .
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#plasticmagic #endplasticpollution #containerbusiness #thisisboise #boiseidaho #upcycle
@ashhollenbeck shreds her first piece of plastic in our upcycling factory! .
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#plasticpollution #community #nextgeneration #sustainablecities #plastic #zerowaste #upcycle #boise #idaho #idahome #stem
PlasticWorks workshop is coming together. #plasticworks #preciousplastic

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