Only 11.5% of Australian plastic waste is recycled.
Boxhead Plastics was founded in response to this plastic waste crisis. Today Boxhead Plastics manufactures both the Naiteev Golf Tees and the Naiteev Drink Coasters from recycled palstic waste.
Early experiments centred on recycling PET plastic from discarded bottles to produce filament used in 3D printers. In 2017 we started experimenting with polypropylene car bumper bars, hand crafting boxes from this plastic material.
These small scale experiments showed us that we needed to be repurposing plastic waste at a commercial scale in order have a noticeable impact.
In 2018, Boxhead Plastics Founder Bec Healy, enrolled at Lidcombe TAFE studying Polymer Technology. She gained specialised theoretical and technical knowledge and well-developed operations skills in the production of a wide range of polymer products.
By 2020 Boxhead Plastics had successfully forged a chain of relationships that turns these locally collected car bumper bars into a feedstock ready for injection moulding.
The team at Boxhead Plastics has pioneered an innovative process that repurposes this bulk plastic waste item; remanufactures clever, useful, and relevant products such as the naiteev Golf Tee and the Naiteev Drink Coaster with more products to come.