The Plastic Project is a micro-factory that recycles the plastic of Lewes into new products with the aim to put a stop to single use plastic altogether, a goal that Plastic Free Lewes has already pledged to achieve. By turning a cradle-to-grave industry into a circular, cradle-to-cradle one, we can start to diminish the need for virgin plastic products and ultimately use existing resources (post-consumer plastic) to produce new products.
Ideally, the long-term goal is to eliminate the production of plastic altogether, it seems wasteful to not use the resources we already have. The Plastic Project is a community lead intervention with a focus on educating the people of Lewes through workshops. The idea is that people can bring their household waste and turn it into something functional and beautiful that they can then take home with them or use to benefit the community.