I was invited to speak at an Open Culture Panel discussion yesterday and I loved the scrappy nature of San Leandro’s Collaborative economy community. One of my fellow panel speakers was the creator of Om Nom Project a 3D Printer and Recycler and I was amazed by Mike’s project, he’s been working with communities in Africa to take waste plastic (plastic bags) and create a recycling community that turns those plastic bags into useful 3D printed goods… an incredibly innovative way of turning waste into useful products and also leapfrogging their limited infrastructure