To realize a further reduction of price and complexity, a shredder designed from the ground up to be sustainable and accessible needs to be developed. By designing mechanical components capable of being made on a 3D printer, we potentially can use the very plastic material shredded in the creation of new shredders, as well as expand the list of useful machines buildable with a 3D printer. When considering a shredder built of plastic designed to shred plastic, we will both need to create a community, collaborate with an existing community, or reinvigorate an inactive community as it is unlikely that our initial efforts will be sufficient to solve low cost waste processing. Community activity can’t only be limited to technical work. Cultural and social norms around recycling need to be addressed and both trust and accountability need to be earned. We can leverage an Open Source Hardware project and a call to action, along with organizational resources such as documentation management, official builds, development resources, and coordination of efforts.