LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Industrial Model

Plastic Recycling Plant

LEGO Plastic Recycling Plant that simulates shredding, washing, sorting and injection molding

An educational Plastic Recycling Plant

The LEGO Plastic Recycling Plant is a complex and massive LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 industrial model that I designed as final product of a course on LEGO MINDSTORMS design held at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in 2019. It’s built using two LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core sets 45544 and two LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Expansion sets 45560. The model simulates the complete plastic recycling process with four interconnected modules:

  1. feeding of plastic waste (represented by LEGO 2×4 bricks of 4 different colors),
  2. the process of shredding and washing plastic,
  3. sorting the bits according to the material (the various colors)
  4. production by injection molding (stacking two bricks) of a new product with the selected kind of plastic.

With this advanced EV3 project, you can experiment and have fun with a large and complex two-brick industrial plant. Students can be challenged to program it from scratch, and learn how to manage many inputs and outputs, and how to make two EV3 bricks communicate. Click the button below to get the building instructions and the programs.


This complex multi-EV3 model is ready to go! The complete program is included in the .EV3 project file that you get with the commercial license.
The quality of the building instructions is comparable to the LEGO official ones . The building steps are detailed and clear, optimized for 16:9 screens.
This LEGO MINDSTORMS recycling plant can be built with the parts from two LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education core sets 45544 and two Expansion sets 45560 .
Each PDF comes stamped with your name and license, to ensure product authenticity.

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LEGO Plastic Recycling Plant



The LEGO Plastic Recycling Plant is a complex LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 model built with two EV3 core sets 45544 and two expansion sets 45560.

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In the act of buying, you accept the following terms:

  1. You cannot share, resell or redistribute the material in any way with third parties.
  2. You cannot use the material for other uses than the one allowed  by your license.
  3. The material comes encrypted and protected, and cannot be extracted or transformed.

Any infringment to the above terms is considered a punishable criminal offence.

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