At Precious Plastic we communicate with our audience primarily through our website and
forum. Our people come to the website to learn how to work with plastic waste and go to the forum to get further help from the community. Our website was accessed 1,5 million times since launch in March 2016 and our forum counts over 37k active members. We owe our dedicated audience the best possible digital experience to boost plastic recycling worldwide. Lots of fun and challenges ahead of you, friend developer 🚀 .
Currently, the main priority is to improve our digital platforms and facilitate local collaboration between our people. First, we want to create a map, along the lines of this one- which happens to be open source. This should make your work faster, however, we would need to customise a few elements for our platform. We also need occasional help with maintenance on both our website and forum. This usually accounts for a few hours a month.
We are looking for developers, programmers, hackers, students that want join our cause to fight plastic pollution and help provide a top class digital experience for our audience. You'll be working on:
- Tweak and develop a map to connect our community
- Maintain and update our website & forum
- Develop version 3 of our website (near future)
Have a look at our full plan for more details.
We are looking for someone fully dedicate to solve global problems affecting humanity with their programming skills. Your creativity, passion and talent will help push Precious Plastic closer to a solution to the plastic waste problem. The right candidate should be able to work with our existing framework, available on GitHub.
Generally the candidate would have the followings:
- an absolute focus for details
- self driven approach
Near terms tasks:
- develop the map
- fix minor problems on website and forum
- develop and launch version 3 of our website
- develop an e-commerce
Nice to have:
- passion for open source
- familiar with 3D
Developing the map is crucial to a successful scaling of the project, ideally we would start working on this as soon as possible. Other maintenance tasks are minor and can be tackled at later stage. The development of the new website will only happen in a few months.
At Precious Plastic we believe in the power of people, not money. We work with super talented & dedicated people that are with us to fight plastic pollution. Together.
We manage to bring Version 2 to life with very (SUPER) limited budget and managed to come this far. We work with limited resources and think that those budget constrains have been crucial to bring about the necessary innovation.
We are not sure how this campaign will go, however, all money raised will go 100% into the project. Which means we will also try to cover as much expenses as we can for the people involved.
Besides that, you get the unique opportunity to contribute your talent to find solutions to one of the biggest problem facing humankind. You will work with like minded people, learn about a new technology that will, most likely, become relevant in the future as plastic pollution skyrockets and get credits on our website.
We know what we offer is not usual, but you could have the unique opportunity to play a key role to fight plastic pollution and help people across the world.
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Precious Plastic is an open source project aiming at boosting plastic recycling worldwide by empowering local communities and individuals with tools and knowledge to extract new value from plastic waste.
We have developed four open source machines to enable people to start recycling plastic and create new financial value from an ubiquitous free resource, plastic waste. The machines are specifically developed using universal materials and basic tools that are available all over the world. A modular design allows users to adapt the machines to their specific contexts.
All our material is available online for free. Blueprints, technical drawings, detailed instruction videos and the download-kit are all shared open source online. This is all the basic information people need to build their own machines and start a little plastic factory, anywhere in the world.
Still too abstract? Have a look at this video.