PTwist aims to design, deploy, and validate an open platform which will twist plastic reuse practices, by boosting citizens’ awareness, circular economy practices, and sustainable innovation in line with the new plastics economy vision.
This will be achieved by offering:
- crowdsourcing tools to enable generation of an evolving plastic materials reuse taxonomy and an open plastic reuse machinery designs repository;
- a monetary system of PlasticTokens and PlasticWallets maintained by a blockchain based architecture which will safeguard trusted plastics reuse transactions among citizens and inventors (such as fablabs);
- a citizens and communities rewarding and engagement experiences by interactive and collaborative gamification which embeds PlasticTokens crediting;
- a virtual marketplace for exhibiting and commercializing of PTwist inspired plastics reuse products monetized in the proposed PlasticToken unit. Cutting edge gamification, analytics, and circular economy mechanisms will be integrated under an open platform to be validated and stress tested under a common use cases methodology.
Three local and globally synchronized pilots will intensify all stakeholders (citizens, communities, inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs) involvement and engagement, with emphasis on the social gains and sustainability potential. PTwist will largely impact: citizens and grass-rooted groups co-creation, innovative and trusted collaboration and knowledge transfer by increasing all stakeholders awareness; plastics as an asset potential due to increasing its circular economy re-entering; and blockchain based novel routes to markets.