Transforming plastic waste into snazzy jewellery
Kinning Park Complex launches its own accessory and clothing line, KPCouturé at the The KPC Rummage on Saturday 25th November from 12pm - 4pm.
As Part of their Waste Not Want project, Kinning Park Complex are re-purposing plastic from food and drinks packaging into earrings and buttons. Waste Not Want is funded through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund with a grant of £133,080 which includes a maximum contribution of £47,371 from the European Regional Development Fund.
Project staff are keen to encourage others to get involved in the making process by learning how to mould plastic to make new products or by taking part in sewing workshops. Donated textiles are also being used to make t-shirts, oven gloves and tote bags.
You can watch a video of the plastic mould in action below.
23 November 2017