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I have an idea to create refillable containers out of recycled plastic, to fill and be refilled with toiletries like shampoo paste, sunscreen, deodorant. This would help us deal with the plastic that has already been created, and reduce the amount of plastic needed, as well as decrease the harmful chemicals in most sunscreens that gets into the ocean and bleaches the coral reefs. So far, I have a shredder, a design including CAD model for the container I'd like to make, an increasingly steady stream of plastic, plus a fair amount of local interest in getting something like this done (and possibly some grant money). I'm getting hung up on the mold aspect - is there a compression machine model that can make more than 1 container every few hours?  Is there anyone making such molds currently?  Can you help with this? Also, here in New Zealand there are already companies recycling PET and HDPE, and although I'm sure this could be improved upon, there is a need to focus on the other plastic types.  I'd like to focus on Polypropylene.  Those of you who have used polypropylene in compression molds and known how it handles...do you think this is feasible??  Will it compress well and could it be functional as a refillable container? I appreciate your input!
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