Artwork National Geographic

On the 4th of july at the Museon in Den Haag a very special artwork was revealed. Artist Peter Smith from KLEAN asked us if we could print the giant frame of the National Geographic logo. Peter was asked to make this artwork completely made with recycled plastic. The dolphin has been handfitted with shredded bottlecaps. We’ve printed the frame in parts and afterwards melted everything together creating this 3m high structure. It’s been a lot of work but we’re really proud to have contributed to this amazing piece of art!

vanPlestik selected for ‘Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator’ program!

We are happy to annouce that vanPlestik is one of seven selected participants for the ‘Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator’ program. This program is an initiative from World Wildlife Fund (WWF ) in collaboration with Impact Hub Amsterdam.

We’re very happy to have this opportunity to work together on scaling up our impact during the next seven months. We’re looking very much forward to collaborating with the other selected initiatives, our personal mentor and to getting professional advise from the project partners, PWCDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek , Enviu en World Startup Factory.

We can’t wait to start!

Mooie Bende (A Beautiful Mess)

Together with the Beach Design vanPlestik has organized ‘de Mooie Bende’( a Beautiful Mess). A series of workshops for both kids and adults.

Together with the participants from the Wildemanbuurt in Amsterdam-West we’ve been inventing, designing and creating something new for the neighbourhood. The participants have learned a lot about recycling, 3Dprinting and designing.

I give this workshop a fat 10Lonneke

The resulting objects will 3Dprinted by us and be presented during a festival in the Wildemanbuurt in February.

Stay tuned!

@theBeach, @Amsterdammers, maak je stad!

 

vanPlestik selected for ‘Amsterdammers, Make your City!’

vanPlestik is verry proud to annouce that we are one of the winners of the ‘Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad!’ prize.

Out of 474 applications we’re one of the 37 lucky ones!

‘Amsterdammers, Make your City!’ is an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam. The developing program will run for over 6 months for citymakers and organisation who want to show a new approach with regard to the themes: The Healthy City and the Talented City.

Winning this prize allows us to start at least 5 awesome recycling projects. And to bring our 3D-printer to real-world recycling issues.

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Stool nr.1

Stool nr.1

This is the very first object printed with the vanPlestik printer.

This little stool came to life on 30th of march 2017.

We used 100% recycled PS from KRAS recycling company.  The PS was given to us by KRAS and is made from post industrial waste.  No further information about it’s origin is currently available.

It took 2 hours to print this object.

The object is an original design by Sam van Til.

Very first print becomes reality!

We are very happy to announce that today, after designing and building the first vanPlestik 3D printer for the past months, we have made our very first 3D printed object.

This small stool is the result of our very first print. Not bad at all! (IMHO)

100% recycled PS

StartUp In Residence Amsterdam

In September 2016 we were super excited to hear that we were selected for the Startup In Residence Amsterdam (SIRA) program. As one of six startups we are receiving a weekly training during 5 months were we learn a whole lot about how to grow a successful company.

Furthermore the municipality of Amsterdam is actively helping us to get us started. Their helping us with their network and are even among our first customers!