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
I would like to build my own shredder/extruder to recycle and 3d print my own stuff to sell. Looking to educate myself on the build process, as well as learn how to weld, or machine.
Hi, my name is Nick. Just getting involved in this as I want to build my own machines. My technical background is electrical automation and controls. I am an electrical technologist and a registered C.Tech with OACETT. I love what Dave has started here and think it is fantastic. My initial plan is to build a shredder to run in my garage as well I want to figure out a way to extrude and construct 4′ boards from the plastic. I want to use these boards to build benches that I can then donate to my town. (Bowmanville, Ontario). If there is any one else in the area I would like to hear from you. I’m currently trying to source some electric motors for the shredder. I have not yet gone through the site completely yet to see all the really cool stuff and knowledge available but am really excited to get started.
Hi @nickcoady and all!
My name is Nic as well. I am a decent drive away but I’m just starting my plastic recycling space in my garage too. I’m in Kingsville, Ontario (way down South) I am unfortunately not too mechanically savvy so I sourced my machines from Precious Plastics USA. I have the Shredder and the Injection machines. My plan is to learn from these already made machines and create my own to sell to people as cheaply as possible. I have been shredding plastic for a few months now and I’m just starting to use my injection machine. I’m participating in my first events here too. I’m collecting all of the plastic beer and wine cups from local markets and events and preventing them from all being thrown into the garbage. If you want to follow me on Instagram I’m at @atelierlamoureux. I like your idea for the 4′ boards and benches! I’m planning on returning as much as I can to the community as well. Let me know if you want to collaborate on anything.
Glad to see more Canadians getting these projects started!
Hey Canadians, I in Alaska but only 40 miles from BC and Whitehorse is my nearest city. Anyone in Whitehorse interested in recycling plastic? I am very keen on creating useful building products. So far cinder blocks and wood decking seem like something that many people could use. Please let me know if anyone is interested in building products.
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