Any Canadians here? What are you working on?
I just joined the communinity – hello! – let me know what are you working on, I have a machine shop!
Hi… I’m I. Canada… London, Ontario. Looking to start a local recycling program in a small mountain community in Jamaica.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any machine skills.
Looking for some free/affordable help.
Yes on he map and we have a group forming and getting together in Newmarket and Toronto Ontario. I know that is a bit far from you, but not to be friends… We hosted Precious Plastic in the Adidas Parley Run for the Oceans event in Toronto just about a week ago.
Check it out!
Hi from Vancouver. I just joined the community. Looking to connect with more people to collaborate.
nice to meet you, we are pretty far away, what skills do you have to add to the group? What is your vision within precious Plastic?
We are a local group here in Newmarket, Ontario and I suggest that you try to contact a local group in Vancouver as you will need access to machines in order to be able to recyclce or do anything a little bigger for that matter.
Stay in touch,
Nicole, let me know your plan and I will see if I can assist in any way.
Nicolas Lamoureux here. I’m from Kingsville, Ontario (Southern Ontario). I’m currently sourcing parts to build my first shredder. I have a friend who works for a laser cutting company in Windsor, Ontario and we are currently figuring out some metric to imperial conversions to get the shredder parts cut.
I’m taking a welding course in September of this year and would like to try to build as much of this myself as possible.
I’m looking to form a community and start some recycling in my small community and eventually turn this into a large scale project.
If anyone has anything in the works already and I can help or if anyone would like to join and help me please let me know.
send me your e-mail to [email protected] and I will add you to our Precious Plastic Canada “slack” group. Slack is an app that we use as a communication tool amongs our 20+ (dedicated) members, we are in start up mode, but perhaps I can assist with building – heads up on the shredder, metric materials are expensive and not readily available. for the metal, it is imperative that the material thickness is controlled or can be modified. Consider metal type, heat treatment, work hardening may be great from the laser cutting but may warp the material. Realize you need to stack many pieces together and that the tolerance stack up has to work out. Choose wisely and perhaps modify the design to suit your material thicknesses available. or the final design tolerances. FInally, be sure that someone inspects your welds and do not underestimate the torque the shredder will need to produce to work properly. Believe me, there is potential to twist the entire frame if your material is inadequate or if your welds are not OK. We have a member (Sabrina) in Windsor, most of us are in Ontario, Newmarket and Toronto, we have some machines build and our shredder being modified currently. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Email sent. Thanks!
just joined. Had a crazy idea to buid a small machine to seperate pet bottles easier. No shop. just an idea. if there is a demand,,, who knows. Orangeville
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