Mobile plastics recycling project wins WDO's World Design Impact Prize

Upcycling technology by Taiwan's Miniwiz turns waste into architectural tiles

the Trashpresso Recycling Machine. Courtesy of Miniwiz

This modular miniTrashpresso system was set up in Sardinia, Italy. Courtesy of Miniwiz


Illustration of the Trashpresso machine. Courtesy of Miniwiz

Miniwiz has dubbed its second-generation Trashpresso system "miniTrashpresso," highlighting that it is more compact, energy-efficient and portable than the first iteration. Courtesy of Miniwiz

A man shows tiles made of plastic. Courtesy of Miniwiw

Its most visible end product to date are these molded architectural tiles. Courtesy of Miniwiz

Trade fair halls full of people. Courtesy of Miniwiw

Miniwiz exhibits at trade shows and organizes demonstration events – such as this one in Singapore – to help educate the public about its ability to turn plastic trash into useful, upcycled products. Courtesy of Miniwiz

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