We believe in the power of social entrepreneurship and want to teach more schools in Bamberg about how to create purpose-driven companies of the future. Precious Plastic is an open-source movement that provides blueprints online so that anyone can build recycling machines for artisanal plastic recycling turning in trash into new, precious products. We have been working with the Precious Plastic recycling machines since 2019, facilitating workshops at different schools, conferences, and festivals in Costa Rica and Germany. We deeply resonate with an open-source concept of social entrepreneurship that turns trash into treasure as it demonstrates how circular economy practices can have a positive impact on people and the planet while having a profit. We work closely with local schools in Bamberg to provide more awareness and education around environmental issues, as well as solutions.
How environmental education can create social entrepreneurs for the future
The youth in schools are the future of our planet and will be the worst affected by the consequences of climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and water contamination. To solve those challenges, young students need to learn in their early years how to combat the world's largest challenges through social entrepreneurship. Plastic recycling workshops show students how easy it can be to become a social entrepreneur, inspiring them to tackle issues that may arise in the future.
How we impact the next generation of change-makers in Germany
• Raise awareness and educate about environmental science, pollution, and the United Nations 2030 Agenda goals
• Create a psychological connection between our daily consumer choices, the household waste that we create, and the recycled products created during the workshops in schools
• Encourage creativity and foster innovation at a young age
• Provide a safe space for young students to learn and prevent Eco-Anxiety
• Train young students to become role models for friends and family
Our educational workshops exemplify the labor behind plastic products through 3D printing, which require molds to carry out the process. At the moment we own two molds adapted for school purposes in the shape of a ruler and a carabiner. We would like