From wasted to wanted – Uttoxeter plastic creations

The Litterbug Project workshop opened at Globe Eco Centre in February 2019. Since then, it has attracted a dedicated group of volunteers that work tirelessly, turning plastic waste into everyday items with a much longer life span.

Our Creative Recycling Champions have been busy in the workshop, turning bread bags into clocks and cups into cake stands. All the products are hand crafted and made by shredding the plastic and then introducing heat and compression, to mould it into a new item.

The project mainly works with plastics that were destined for landfill or incineration, or worse still, litter. The project accepts soft plastics (LDPE, HDPE and PP) as well as things like plant pots and black plastics.

We recycle the plastic here on site to help raise awareness of the plastic plight, we also try to upcycle other broken items too where possible. Recently we had a broken cake stand, where we reused the rods, made the plates out of recycled plastic single use cups and made the feet from empty shotgun cartridges.

Take a look at our gallery below of all the latest items to come out of the workshop. All of these items are available to buy in the Globe Eco Shop, with all profits reinvested back into the community project.

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