DOMINIC CHAKRABONGSE

PRECIOUS PLASTIC BANGKOK

Turning trash into cash!

Mission 


 

Precious Plastic Bangkok wants to change people’s perceptions of plastic trash, showing that plastic pollution doesn’t have to end like that but can actually be turned into something with real value.  
 
 

ABOUT DOMINIC 


 

Dominic is the director of Precious Plastic Bangkok and has run the organisation since 2017, fighting back against plastic pollution to stop it from leaking into the natural environment in the first place. He also works full-time for an international environmental organisation that mainly tackles illegal fishing and associated human rights abuses. Dominic graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Environmental Policy.
 
 

 ABOUT PRECIOUS PLASTIC


 

Precious Plastic Bangkok works with local communities, schools, and universities to collect and recycle plastic waste to then be manufactured into new exciting products using our open-source, cheap, and easy to assemble machines. Our machines shred, melt, and mold plastic waste into new creative shapes and forms including lampshades, bowls, cups – whatever your imagination can come up with! This means that trash that once clogged canals and littered Bangkok’s streets can have a new life rather than ending up in our rivers or our seas. 
 

We seek to build recycling machines in workshops across the city to help empower local communities, schools, and other communal spaces to reduce plastic pollution in their local area and also provide a new source of income to improve their quality of life and enhance their community spirit.  

 
 

 HOW TO SET UP A PRECIOUS PLASTIC MACHINE YOURSELF


 

In order for everyone around the world to benefit from creating Precious Plastic machines, the Precious Plastic website shares everything open source. Head onto their website where you can find really useful ‘Get Started’ kits.  

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