DAVE HAKKENS – PRECIOUS PLASTIC – Conscious Innovation Projects category Winner
Dave Hakkens is a designer who lives and works in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Although an industrial designer by trade, he also loves to build machinery and make videos. His mantra is simple: “try to make the world better by making things”. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s an inspirational video, machines to recycle plastic, or a phone concept – as long as it pushes the world in a better direction, he’s interested. In 2018 he won the €300,000 Famae award for Precious Plastic, an open source project to boost plastic recycling around the world. He is currently developing the fourth version Precious Plastic with 40 other creatives from around the world in a downtown Eindhoven warehouse.