ENVISION HANDS

An Environmental & Humanitarian Project

 

What’s it all about?

Envision is a small community focused organisation. We have worked throughout Victoria and Tasmania to engage disadvantaged job seekers in fascinating projects that get them work-ready and motivated.

Following on from a very successful project with Salvation Army Employment Plus (Plastic Fantastic), our team has been collecting bottle caps from schools, building machinery and extruding filament for 3D printers.

During the project our supervisor discovered a fantastic initiative called E-nable. E-nable links people in need of a prosthetic limb with volunteer 3D printers. We got right on board and were able to use our simple printer to produce some of the E-nable inspired prosthetic limbs.

Our next step is HUGE. We are so close to being able to start printing usable prosthetic limbs from waste that is currently going to landfill. This could be the start of something incredible.

 

Media

Radio

This is our Director, Sean Teer, apeaking on the ABC’s Radio program “Drive”, with Rafael Epstein, on the 20th of July 2018, while the Chuffed campaign was still running
PLEASE NOTE:  The Chuffed campaign has ended but we are still taking donations through our PayPal account, which you can get to by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.
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Bottle caps to hands

Bottle caps are fully recyclable. Unfortunately, as reported on ABC’s ‘war on waste’ they aren’t recycled. Bottle caps fall through machinery and get sent to landfill or, in worst case scenarios if attached to a bottle, can explode and force expensive re packing issues.

This overlooked waste product is almost entirely made from HDPE (High Density Poly-Ethylene). After considerable experimentation we have successfully taken this plastic and extruded it to create functioning filament for 3D printers.

 

Our partners

Rotary Wyndham in particular and Rotary International are doing great work in various countries and, with Rotary support in Jamnagar, India we have now developed a relationship on the ground there where we will be sending the first prosthetic hand/arm.   The support we have been given by numerous Rotary and Lions clubs is fantastic while the Coca Cola Foundation have provided financial support for the equipment we so desperately need to shred and extrude the plastic needed for the Envision Hands project.

We are slowly building more partners and in the very near future we will be announcing further partners both on a corporate/business level as well as corporate packages.  If you would like your company to come on board for this exciting environmental and humanitarian project please do not hesitate in contacting Envision.

 


 

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Envision is a Charity with GDR Status!

(Gift Deductible Recipient status for the ATO).

For those of you that aren’t aware of what that is, it means that if you donate any funds to Envision, you can claim the donation when you do your tax returns with the ATO .

For the time being, if you would like to play your part in caring for people and the environment, please contact Sean on 0413003795 or on sean@envisionemployment.com.au