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!
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, PWC, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek , Enviu en World Startup Factory.
We can’t wait to start!
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.
The resulting objects will 3Dprinted by us and be presented during a festival in the Wildemanbuurt in February.
@theBeach, @Amsterdammers, maak je stad!
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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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
On the 1st of March ten schools in Amsterdam will battle against each other in the Designathon School Challenge to come up with the best waste separation invention for their schools. The best three schools will win a 3D print with recycled plastic workshop with vanPlestik.
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!