3-CYCLE

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We are 3-CYCLE, a new upcycling project by Erik Fakkeldij (The Botfactory) and Joost Bosker (Oerz). We joint forces in 2019 to create new products from used pieces of plastics and metal. And... to make this a true dutch innovation, we use a setup with a bike to do the first steps of the upcycling process!

But that's not all... we do this by giving workshops and presentations to kids and the public to create more awareness. Our aim is to show that waste is not only bad for the environment, but it also means missed opportunities for reusing the waste and upcycling it into new products.

We believe this type of education is key for engaging the public, while making a
difference at the same time.

Project phase

implementation

What is the goal of the project?

Our aim is to show that waste is not only bad for the environment, but it also means missed opportunities for reusing the waste and upcycling it into new products.

What is the result of the project?

People are the center of our project because they are the ones upcycling the plastics themselfs. This makes it a real hands-on experience. This leads to the public value of the project: more knowledge about upcycling and less waste in the environment.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

We are 3-CYCLE, a new upcycling project by Erik Fakkeldij (The Botfactory) and Joost Bosker (Oerz). We joint forces in 2019 to create new products from used pieces of plastics and metal

What is the next step?

Our next steps, that we hope to finish in 2020, are:

  • building our own plastic injection machine
  • making learning programs for schools
  • a company movie
  • a website

What can other cities learn from your project?

Our key success factor is that the public likes our concept and sees it as a meaningful way to educate about upcycling. Our goal is to reach as many people possible so it will be fantastic if we can duplicated our program in other cities or countries to reach more people.

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