Recycled Packaging and Remote Control Cars
The team at Heritage Pioneer is always excited to hear about ways in which people across the globe are using recycled packaging to create new products. In Jamaica, 22-year-old Davina Robinson uses plastic packaging ranging from old sardine tins to CD casings, two-liter soda bottles to cereal and ice cream packaging, and much more, to design and make miniature battery-operated vehicles.
A house painter and mason worker by day, Robinson creates the vehicles in his spare time. The only items he actually buys for his miniature cars are remote controls and batteries - all other materials and accessories consist of what others might consider "garbage," and would likely end up in a landfill. The recycle packaging is used to create every detail, including a pick-up truck with a removable tonneau cover, and a sports car with a radio that can be hooked up to a component to play music.
By upcycling plastic packaging into working battery-operated vehicles, Robinson is doing his part to reduce waste while creating detailed products that he eventually hopes to manufacture as souvenirs and children's toys.
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