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.
I am new to the forum. My names Tim, i am a fabricator and a solidworks designer. I am located in kitchener waterloo area, and kingston area. I travel between locations frequently.
I own a custom fabrication shop, I am looking to build a shredder within the next few weeks, as well as designing a machine to clean plastics, either before or after the shredding process.
If i can help anyone out, give me a shout.
I can create .dxf/.dwg cutfiles, design parts, and even produce parts. We have a laser and CNC router.
Craig from NL, and we are digging out from the Super Winter Storm and 80cm of snow. It’s Canada A 😉
I have lived across Canada, NL, NS, NB, ON, QC, AB, BC, and travelled through the rest. We have a Great Country, yet we have a lot to do to make it the Best.
Each of us is doing a small part to make it the BEST!!
I’m interested and looking into setting a PP in NL. There are a few on the Map.
If you have not, done. Look to see if you have funding available to you, for Creating yours. In NL we have http://mmsb.nl.ca/funding-programs/ I’m hoping to get a $15K Grant to start.
Yet at this time I’m looking to create Batteries so that we can become more sustainable.
I need to get an HDPE Case designed, Moulds built, and Manufacturing components
If you have the skills to Create the Design, Make moulds, manufacture.
Then let’s do this.
I don’t live too far away, I’m near Windsor (Kingsville, ON) and I have a shredder and an injection machine. I sourced my machines from Precious Plastic USA out of Portland, Oregon. I’ve been running a small workshop out of a small garage for about a two years now and I’m getting to the point where I’m going to be expanding soon as my plastic collection grows and I’m starting to get prototypes made for products that will start bringing in some revenue. Feel free to add my on Instagram or search me on Facebook (Atelier Lamoureux).
I’m working with a few elementary schools who are collecting plastic for me and I’ve been trying to keep up while working full time and in school full time.
I’m just finishing up my B.Sc. in Architecture and will be applying to do my masters for 2021 so I may even be in Waterloo.
I’ve got some mold ideas that I’d love to run by you and Ideally would love to get some machines made more locally.
Let me know what your preferred method to get a hold of you is to discuss.
I hope the digging out of the snow has been going well! I’ve been following and the snow pictures coming from NL look absolutely insane.
I see timdetlor is helping you out on the other thread you started. Let me know if I can help in anyway. Looks like a super interesting project! I live in southern Ontario and I’ve got a small workshop started with a shredder and an injection machine. I’m unfortunately lacking on the technical side to build but I’ve been playing around with as many types of plastic as I can to figure out how their properties differ and I’d love to help if I can.
I have added you on instagram, I should use it more but i do not. I have joined the community discord as well.
Its sounds like you have a good thing going.
I am looking to create my own version of some of these machines, i believe i can get the cost down, and be a good local supplier for Canadians looking to venture into the industry.
If you are in need of help with any of your projects let me know. I have a cnc router which cuts most plastics beauifully, HDPE like butter. As well as a cnc C02 laser i use to cut acrylic, ABS, woods and some other substrates.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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