Origin hubs, located in highly visible public spaces around the world, will collect, recycle and transform local plastic waste into something useful in front of your eyes. Local circular economies that negate the need to collectively ship plastic waste around the world and bring transparency to plastic recycling.


Everything we are doing currently at origin is geared towards setting up our first full scale origin hub. A full scale origin hub will have the scale and automation to process large volumes of waste plastic as well as source all materials used by origin locally.


By purchasing an origin product today, you are helping us on our journey to establishing our first origin hub and having real impact

What is an origin hub?

A one stop shop for plastic recycling. Our hubs put plastic recycling on show so that anyone can see exactly what goes into making an origin product f rom start to finish. Donate your waste plastic at one end and see it transformed and placed into our shop at the other.


Plastic recycling currently is opaque and happens at such a large scale it can be difficult to understand. We believe strongly that to affect change, local communities need to be involved and feel empowered to create impact.


We want you to be involved and need your help to make this happen.

What happens to the plastic?

Every origin hub will produce two lines of products: aspirational and impact.

Impact products will use the majority of the waste plastic collected and will serve the local community to replace virgin plastic products, ensuring the majority of the plastic collected and recycled locally, stays local.

Aspirational products are products that are designed to last a lifetime and can be purchased to support origin. We think of these as heirlooms.

origin Test Hub

We are currently operating out of our test hub on campus at RGU.


At this scale, everything has been built by ourselves which gives us a lot of control for testing but is manual and labour intensive. This space lets us test and iterate quickly with small volumes, meaning we can develop new products and test new sources of waste.