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The alternative plastic recycling system run by (brilliant) people around the planet.

What's the problem?

Let's start with the reason for the existence of this project. You probably all know about the massive global plastic pollution. Less than 10% of all the plastic generated globally is recycled and instead you see plastic polluting the environment - it's being found in trees, on beaches, in the oceans, in animals, and even in our food and water.

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What's the problem?

Let's start with the reason for the existence of this project. You probably all know about the massive global ...

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Join the communities already benefitting from starting a Precious Plastic Workspaces, USA

You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

There is no funding available for this idea in Global, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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Precious Plastic NYC provided valuable input that helped us develop our business plan. Their breadth and depth of knowledge on plastics, machines, processes and companies doing this work greatly accelerated our research and development.

Precious Plastic Workspaces, USA
Alanna Berman - Program Designer
Contractor for The Anambas Foundation

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Submit your application

    Click the green start button to apply. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    If your application is successful, complete a few simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • Someone who wants to reduce plastic waste in their community
  • Someone who is super keen on learning this new craft - local plastic recycling!

Precious Plastic Workspaces, USA project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Learn, Immerse, Imagine
  • Source, Secure, Setup
  • Collecting & Cleaning
  • Shredding, Moulding, Creating
  • Community Connection

Time

Suggested: It should take you 4-6 weeks to get your Precious Plastic Workspace up and running. Thereafter the time commitment is up to you and what you have capacity and interest for. It will depend on the routine processes you've decided on, how much plastic you're aiming to recycle, and what products you'll be creating with your recycled plastic.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Precious Plastic Workspaces, USA

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to the world of plastic redemption! Precious Plastic NYC is thrilled to guide you in transforming plastic waste into beautiful, useful, and enduring objects. We will provide all the knowledge and experience you need to develop your own local program of reclamation. Join us as we confront plastic pollution with community solutions!

Precious Plastic NYC

50 Precious Plastic Workspaces, USA projects have already been started

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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