Turning plastic bottles into new products for Low-Middle
Circular Plastic is funded under the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Challange Cluster and brings together a collection of previous GCRF projects which aim to tackle the ever-growing challenge of managing plastic waste in Low Middle-Income Countries through frontier technologies such as 3D printing and user-centred design.
Projects which make up this cluster
Building 3D printing capacity in Kenya. Utilising a co-design approach to create products and components for the local 3D printing industry.
Exploring how upcycled materials can be used to build modular-homes for economically deprived populations in developing countries.
Aims & Objectives
The project aims to establish solutions to plastic waste in Low Middle-Income Countries by utilising 3D printing to create new products and facilitate entrepreneurship and employment.
current technology for plastic waste management in Low-Middle Income countries.
hubs in Nigeria and Rwanda to explore opportunities for plastic recycling and 3D printing.
Develop documentation to support future hub creation in Low-Middle Income countries.
Create innovative, user-centred products which highlight the entrepreneurial
possibilities of the technology.
a network of stakeholders and partners, through regional knowledge sharing events.
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in the project.