Vision and Mission
Hatchet aims to address the growing need for recycling non-deposit plastics on SAIT campus, and utilizing those collected materials 100% turnaround for new products using modular processing machinery in a dedicated lab space on campus.
Project hatchet addresses plastic waste through a multi-pronged approach:
Aims to improve the understanding of how waste is handled and where it goes
Working alongside SAIT to introduce the new bin system on campus and signage
Provides collection services on campus with a focus on processing hard plastics
Expanded into injection molding, working with SAIT Capstones:
School of Manufacturing & Automation
School of Business
Provides new value by turning plastic waste into long-term products
Long-term products can include
Our current Process:
Cleaned & Sorted
First Machine (Shredder):
Shreds material into a fine mulch
Second Machine (Extruder):
Compresses, heats, and extrudes mulch into filament for 3D filament
Injection Molding Machine:
Using molds, heats and compresses mulch into a product
Working with a hands-on collection and beginning community partnerships, Project Hatchet has begun the first stages of creating a social enterprise that aims to be a campus-wide program for the collection of non-deposit plastics. These plastics processed create a new product with a 100% recycled return rate. This is to address the need for effective and responsible recycling that sees proper utilization of materials and helps to align SAIT with the current and future goals of Calgary.
Runner up in the 2020 Regionals Exposition
Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge
Hatchet has already been provided some sample materials from Carbon Upcycling Technologies that would increase the durability of our products while also capturing CO2!
We look to partner with Plastic Bank, a company that provides monetary value for collected plastics at drop-off locations. We believe its success could be applied to our Calgary homeless population!
Sponsors, Partners & Accelerators: