Plastic Uniquely Recycled PUR offers empowering ways for our community to elevate plastic out of the the waste stream. Lifelong maker and owner Jenifer Sherman-Ruppe was inspired to find creative ways to reuse plastic to minimize and reverse environmental harm.
How does plastic turn into wearable art?
- Plastic is Locally Collected Various local businesses collect recycled and cleaned plastic. Everything from prescription bottles to Playdoh containers (anything that is #5 plastic) creates an array of colors for this precious material.
- Plastic is Carefully Shredded A machine shredder, designed by the non-profit Precious Plastics, tears up the plastic into small plastic chips. Chips are then sorted by color.
- Plastic is Creatively Re-molded Plastic is intentionally shaped into various designs, and hand-crafted into wearable art. PUR designs currently include buttons, key chains, necklaces, earrings, and more.