Discover the numbers behind Precious Plastic and learn about the impact hundreds of recycling workspaces are having in every corner of the planet.
Precious Plastic's mission is to enable anyone on the planet to recycle plastic and tackle the plastic waste problem.
In our 10-year anniversary we're proud to share some of the data backing our thesis that a global, people-powered, small-scale plastic recycling system could significantly alleviate the plastic crisis. Welcome to the Precious Plastic Impact Report.
One of Precious Plastic core principles is to share everything free and open source. The impressive impact data collected are a testament of the power of open knowledge and how information, when kept free to spread and propagate, have the capacity to spread far and wide.
While totally humbled by the big impact achieved so far, we're also fully grounded on the understanding that plastic production and consumption is set to tripe by 2050.
The work has just begun.
Learn about the key impact data from the Precious Plastic movement. This is the global positive impact from Precious Plastic in 2023.
The total revenue generated by the 527 organizations entering the survey in 2022 was 36 million USD with the highest earning organization making 1 million USD and the average project making 80k/yr.
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Now let’s nerd out on the data :)
Some of the Precious Plastic success stories
Sustainable Design Studio fuelled the community with 230 machines while employing 5 people.
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Precious Plastic Monash is a project educating hundreds of students on small-scale recycling.
Flip Floppy educates thousands of kids on a boat in sailing across East Africa.
Precious Plastic Ukraine
Honourable mention to Precious Plastic Ukraine that still managed to continue recycle plastic through war.
brands using precious plastic
tip of the iceberg
The data you've just seen comes from 526 organizations－Precious Plastic however, is much larger than that. We will probably never know the real impact of Precious Plastic but our guesstimate is that we've just looked at about 40-50% of the real impact.
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