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Plastic Solutions Project


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About our project

The Plastic Solutions Project is a student-led social enterprise with the mission of reducing plastic waste on campus at Victoria University. We are collecting plastic bottle caps from campus cafes, staff, students and community houses, and recycling into new products.  Plastic bottle caps are traditionally hard-to-recycle plastics that would otherwise end up in landfill or in the environment. By repurposing them and giving them new life, we are minimizing the detrimental impact of plastic waste on our natural environment and wildlife. 

Our Products

Mini Planter Box

Our mini planter boxes are ideal for patios, small gardens and balconies. 

They measure 60 cm long, 35 cm wide, and 20 cm high. They are made from either PP or HDPE plastic and weighs approximately 1.5 kg. 

Available to order.

Mini Plant Pots

Our mini plant pots measure 75 mm high and 85 mm wide and are perfect for small ornamental plants. Ideal for brightening up your window sill or desk.

Each pot is made from 20 soft drink bottle lids and comes in a variety of colours.

Available to order.

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We're Also Working On ...

We are developing a number of products including clocks, pen holders, iPhone/iPad holders as well as plastic beams for construction applications.

Our long term goal is to be able to build low-cost and affordable housing from materials made from recycled plastic.

Drop Off Your Plastic Bottle Caps

We currently have one collection bin located at the Footscray Park campus just inside the Building P main entrance. 

Drop off any plastic bottle caps from food containers and drink bottles.

Due to our limited cleaning capacity, please don't drop off caps from chemical or non-food bottles.

Our Gallery

Sustainable Development Goals

We act on the following sustainable development goals:


We extend our acknowledgment to the forebears, seniors, and kin of the Kulin Nation (for our Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (for our Sydney campus), and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (for our Brisbane campus). These groups are the original custodians of the University's lands. While we contribute our individual knowledge and customs within the University, it is important to honor the profound wisdom enshrined within the Aboriginal community and affirm their custodianship of the land.

We respect that the ground upon which we gather, learn, and exchange wisdom is steeped in long-standing ceremonies of revelry, initiation, and rejuvenation. The customary practices and vibrant culture of the Traditional Owners hold a distinctive place in the life of this area.

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