Make a recycled plastic hanging planter set!

Turn your plastic waste into something useful!

Over 20 people have attended this class


Turn your plastic waste into new and useful things with MakerSpace & Co tenants Socially Plastic. 

Our new Recycled Plastics Lab can be used to turn material that would otherwise be wasted into a range of cool items including planters, tiles and jewellery.

Students will learn about:
– Plastic types and their potential re-uses
– An introduction to the basic machines and processes used to turn plastic waste into new products/things
– Specifically students will learn how to use the following machines:

• Shredder machine: Used to shred plastic waste objects into “flake stock”
• Extrusion machine: Used to extrude “flake stock” into a “plastic paste” for shaping objects
• Injection mould machines: Used to mould “flake stock into new things with both standard metal moulds and custom 3D printed moulds


Omar Roxas
Omar is a qualified Designer and a Creative Producer by trade. He is working on the creation of an open source standard Plastic Library catalogue system, a plastic modular building brick, plastic coffee table tops and a modular scalable planter system for small urban gardens. Together with Liam O'Brien he runs Socially Plastic and other plastic eco ventures.

Visit their website: 

Follow them on insta: @sociallyplastic

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets. 

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn

  • Plastic types and their potential re-uses
  • An introduction to machines and processes used to turn plastic waste into new products
  • Have a go using recycling plastic machinery: extruder, shredder to name a few

What you will get

  • Understanding of how recycling plastic can be fun and sustainable
  • x2 planter, x1 S-hook
  • Turn your plastic waste into a plastic treasure

What to bring

  • Yes- please bring your milk or juice bottle lids - numbers 2, 4 & 5. Just give them a quick wash so they're not dirty, and remove any inserts, so we can transform them into a more useable product.

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy) Please wear closed shoes.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

MakerSpace & Company

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5.0 (3 reviews)
08 April 2021Make a recycled plastic hanging planter set!
This is a great experience. I enjoyed making something useful out of waste plastic. The instructor is really helpful.
29 October 2020Make a recycled plastic hanging planter set!
this course was the best so fun and amzing the teacher was so nice i think iv made a lifelong friend from it verry good night made my year
24 July 2020Make a recycled plastic hanging planter set!
A great workshop and introduction to repurposing plastic objects. From shredding and creating interesting colour pallets, injection moulding , baking and extracting it was a night of creative exploration with recycled materials that has opened my mind up to what more we can do with our plastic waste. Thanks Liam and Omar :)

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Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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