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The Dung Beetle Project is an international outreach programme working to create a sustainable new economy powered by plastic. The Dung Beetle Project has attracted a global team of collaborators including NGOs, universities, municipalities, entrepreneurs and scientists all working towards a common goal of addressing one of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues – plastic waste.

An Alliance Earth Environmental Education Art Project

Person busy blow torching the stage together.
the technology
The Dung Beetle Project can make fuel from recycled plastics.
the environment
Dung Beetle stage is set-up and educating all the spectators on relevant topics.
Dung Beetle being carried on-top of a trailer to it's new destination.
the journey
Students from the Tree-Tops Eco-School sit around the Dung Beetle stage.
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The Dung Beetle Project is working with communities around the world to divert waste plastic from landfills and the ocean and turn it into valuable energy people can use today.   To make our technology more accessible to the public, we dressed it up with an art sculpture and turned it into a symbol of change. Our art is a Dung Beetle pushing the Earth, made from recycled steel. The sculpture houses a hi-tech gasification system that transforms plastic trash into electrical power and liquid fuels.