Make Amazing Products with Acrylic Recycling

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 3:30pm

This interactive workshop will be aimed at giving participants an understanding of how to recycle waste plastic into a usable material that can can be used to create desirable artisan products. The focus will be on melting and pressing acrylic into small sheets of plastic. 


This is a two day workshop. The rough agenda is:

  • Saturday - 10am - 4pm. (30 minute lunch break)
    • Learn fundamentals of plastic recycling from Lux
    • Examples of products
    • Introduction to operating the machines
    • Demonstration of the process
  • Sunday - 10am - 3pm. (30 minute lunch break) Workshop part 2, Plus 30 minute show and tell at 3pm.
  • Hands on time recycling and prototyping a product
  • Show and tell what was made

There are required safety videos to watch before the first session. 

Video: How to Use the MakeHaven Plastic Shredder


This workshop is a part of the Precious Plastic initiative at MakeHaven, a participant in the global Precious Plastic movement


General Public Ticket - $ 80.00
MakeHaven or Yale CEID Member Rate - $ 40.00
Partner Rate (Creative Arts, other makerspace) - $ 60.00

About the Instructor

Lux is a guest instructor visiting from Europe and the founder of Cut Off Studio. Lux has extensive experience pressing acrylics and making artisan products.


Machine Shop

At 770 Chapel, in basement beside main space.