Plastic I.O.

Ballarat Social Innovators 2021

November 2021

by Henry, Eliza, Gisele & Kaitlin

Single use plastic. It’s an issue. Stepping up to the plate to address the challenge, this team have developed an idea called Plastic I.O. This machine trawls the ocean floor, collecting plastics which are then melted down to create glass frames. How clever is that!


To trial the idea, this team is set to run an education program in collaboration with the Ballarat Tech School, to educate students about the importance of caring for our environment, and how they can play an active role. Additionally, the participants will collect plastic waste from the streets and use different technologies at Ballarat Tech School to repurpose what they collected into new objects.

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