PLASTIC NEUTRAL & SHRUDER PROGRAMS FOR
INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES
Plastic Neutral is based on two simple principles:
1. Plastic is a practical and useful material that should be valued as a resource, not discarded as waste
2. Single-use plastics should be reduced and recycled to minimize the need for new virgin plastics
● EMPOWER with knowledge and information ● INNOVATE with new ideas and designs ● CREATE with machinery & tools
The purpose of EMPOWER training is to create new attitudes towards plastics from ‘Waste Management’ to ‘Resource Recovery’. Knowledge is key to shift perceptions, particularly by understanding the current global pollution situation, materials science (chemistry of plastics) and solutions for a healthier and cleaner world. Training in efficient collection and sorting of resources is covered in detail through hands-on workshops, which enabling a deeper understanding of the value of plastics being recycled and recovered.
Armed with material science knowledge of plastics, participants explore new ideas and designs which can be suited to the community needs. The workshops explores potential markets for products and introduces a recycling market platform. Participants are also introduced to essential micro-business skills and sale networks, with the aim to create a circular and economically viable model.
The final stage of training introduces the Shruder machinery and tools necessary to transform waste plastics into resource products. The Shruder machine is a mobile plastic shredding and extruding machine, designed for remote areas and islands (details below). Engineering training covers Shruder machinery components, health and safety, as well as maintenance. Once installed and operational, the participants will develop skills in machinery operations using a range of plastic materials creating the products designed in the previous stage.
PLASTIC NEUTRAL FOR INDIVIDUALS & HOUSEHOLDS
Individual or household Plastic Neutral training introduces people to 25 things they can do at home which can save the world from plastic pollution. This training covers important concepts from the EMPOWER unit and know your plastics, which people can use in their everyday life, home and at work.
PLASTIC NEUTRAL FOR COMMUNITIES & ORGANISATIONS
Plastic Neutral 1-Day workshop or communities and organisation covers all aspects of EMPOWER training, which will enable a deeper understanding of the global problem and develop strategies to develop a whole community solution. Ideally leading to establishing a Plastic Neutral community or organisation.
THE SHRUDER PROGRAM
The Shruder Program is a 4-Day workshop which covers Empower (day 1), Innovate (day 2) and Create (day 3 & 4). This program involves a 6-step process and the delivery of the Shruder machinery. Groups are trained in facilitating a new micro-business in plastic resource recovery. On completion participants join the Collective Crew online platform where ideas and information can be shared. 3 years on going support through PC network will enable new designs, innovations and machinery nozzles and moulds are available. Optional extras include solar powered option and 3D printer plus training.
CORPORATES & BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Plastic Neutral Sponsored Program
Corporations can sponsor a community with a Shruder program and offset their own plastic use, selecting the percentage of offsets with the Plastic Neutral 5 Stars, with one star equivalent to 20% of their plastic footprint. Sponsors for providing support for selected communities with the necessary equipment, training and machinery- to turn waste into resources creating a circular economy.
Plastic Neutral Corporate Engagement
Corporations & businesses can interact directly with the sponsored program (or other Shruder programs) with Corporate Employee Participation or Sustainability outcomes for an organised 3 day employee engagement. Participants will engage in Empower & Innovate training, Creating with program involvement and workshop collaboration for global change and sustainability.