Wish we’d thought of that: A DIY plastic recycling machine

We’ve all been there – your world is overflowing with plastic bottles and you have no idea what to do with them all. Well, luckily Dutch designer Dave Hakkens has invented a series of home recycling machines he calls Precious Plastic.

The blueprints for the machines, which he calls "a solution to plastic pollution", are all available for free on the Precious Plastic website. The machines are built out of readily available components so can be built by anyone with a little know-how.

Sure, Hakken makes some pretty boring stuff with his recycling (A spinning top? C’mon Dave, you can do better than that!) but think of all the cool things you’d make if you had one of these in your garage.

Anyway, check it out. And if you build one, let us know.