This 27-Year-Old Designer Came Up With A Way To Revolutionize How We Recycle

Dave Hakkens was tired of people’s excuses for not recycling. So he took a trip to a plastic plant to see why more companies don’t use recycled materials. Instead of trying to convince manufacturers to change their policies, he studied how recycling plants work and designed and built his own suite of open-source machines that lets anyone turn all those discarded plastic bottles into usable materials and products.

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