Plastiskul: The Meta-Network of Plastic Recycling and Upcycling Micro-Factories

Plastiskul is an international consortium that supports new territorialized production models through the creation of micro-factories that use plastic waste as raw material. These micro-factories apply Fab Lab technology ( including 3D printing, laser cutting, etc.) to recycle and upcycle household plastic waste on site into market ready products.

PlastiSkul is an international consortium whose purpose is to support and experiment with new territorialized production models through the creation of mobile micro-factories using flexible plastic films found in household waste as raw materials. These micro-factories are new places that use Fab Lab technology (3D printer, laser cutting, etc.) to provide portable, on-site solutions to generate higher valued product from household plastic waste (e.g. recycling waste plastic into tables, chairs, cloth hangers, children's piggy banks, alphabet letters e.t.c.) and new uses for construction and other waste generated in the buildings (e.g. combining waste sand and low value plastic material or household plastic waste to make pavement blocks).

The benefits of our solution include an enhanced ecosystem for circularity through solutions to close the circularity loop and new channels for circularity through new ways to reuse and recycle to enhance value of household plastic waste such as flexible films.

Our deployment strategy involves the use of a mobile, Fab Lab technology enabled microfactory (with 3D printer, laser cutting, etc.) that enables onsite recycling of flexible plastic film found in household waste resulting in the extraction of the highest value of fit-for-purpose recyclates from flexible plastics.

Lead organization region / continent
Location of future work
South & Southeast Asia
Solution type
Product/Packaging Design
Physical Recycling