Precious Plastic Monash University

In early 2018, a few engineering students at Monash University came across Dave Hakkens and his creation of Precious Plastic. These students then created Precious Plastic Monash. With a desire to engage and educate the wider community, the necessity for more portable machines was born. Therefore, the development of the integration unit begun. Dave Hakkens created four machines with the different needs to recycle plastic in small scale and efficiently. His original designs had the machines in a 40 foot shipping container. For the needs of Precious Plastic Monash, this would not suffice. Therefore, 40 engineering and design students created the Integration Unit.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.