We can now collect plastic from the public! We are currently taking in types 2 and 5, as long as they are clean and without labels. Our machines will not be able to handle any dirty plastic, so please ensure that your plastic is clean and label-free. We are very excited to be able to finally collect plastic from the whole community!
We are inspired by the international Precious Plastics project and have started our own plastic recycling workspace to
up-cycle local plastic waste.
What is Plastic Up-Cycling?
Plastic up-cycling is a process where waste plastic is converted into a material of equal or higher value. This is different than traditional recycling efforts where the end product was of lesser quality and value, or down-cycling.
Our community uses a lot of plastic that goes to landfills and water ways that then wind up in oceans. Most of the country's plastic recycling programs ended when Asian countries such as China quit taking plastic waste. By up-cycling your plastic at the reTHink Up-Cycling Center, you will ensure that your plastic waste is not going to landfills or oceans. We will convert our plastic into useful items to be sold or utilized in the community.