Before you get started
This community is mainly focussed on developing our projects. But I know there are many more like-minded enthusiasts with great ideas out there. I also know how overwhelming it can be to develop an idea, specially if you haven’t got all the skills yourself to execute. But I truly believe the first crucial step is to share it. So this part of the forums is exactly for that.
Start a NEW topic, explain what you want to achieve and find others to get involved. Help each other out, get feedback, share suggestions to build upon the idea. Don’t worry if it isn’t completely finished. Throwing an idea out there gives others a target to shoot at. It could be anything, a new app, system, video, machine, painting. Whatever pushes the world in a better directions is worth exploring!
Just to clarify (if I understand correctly) this community is intended to help inventors bring life to their own personal projects, not Precious Plastic machines.
You can post here if:
*You have an idea and want to make it true, but don’t know where to start
*You have your project defined, but need help or advice about where to source materials or find stakeholders
*You have your project defined and already started working on it, and want to show your idea to the world
If you need help with any of the precious plastic machines like the extruder, shredder, compression oven or injection machine, please post your topics on the “Help building our projects forum“Toggle replies
I live in Oregon and there is a very large amount of agricultural plastic netting and greenhouse plastic that gets thrown away every year. I was wondering if this is an acceptable type of plastic for recycling? If so I would really like to set up a recycling opportunity in this region.Toggle replies
Hi Dave! Saw you are going to Kenia in the news #3.
Please check this project https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/home/
I want to start by making homes floors with the dream of a plastic home.
Think this is a global need (over 1 billion people with home needs!).
Goverments should be part of this feasible solution.
Hi dave, I would like to know for the oven by compression, how much is the estimated time of waiting in hours to get the piece to be finished ?. Example for your plastic handles shown on the videos.
another question is the oven you used in the video can be electric that has the resistors factory? , or does it have to be a normal kitchen oven?
Hey Spenken, That isn’t an idea. But since you have a serious problem with that plastic, I made a quick research for you. (Dave please forgive me).
There are 4 kinds of greenhouse warps and their are made of 4 kind of plastic: Polyethylene, Copolymer, Polyvinyl and polycarbonate. (plastic number 3,6 and 7)
They are knitted so they can withstand the weather. In the case of polyvinyl they have a thin net between to two layers of plastic, so this is the most difficult to recycle of them since you should remove the fiber from the plastic first. In the case of polycarbonate they have bubbles so it’s pretty the same than recycling bubble warp.
ALL OF THEM ARE RECYCLABLE! You only need a workshop with the machines to do it. Each one of them has a method of recycling but since there is such a huge pile of them every year that will not suppose a trouble.
You could try to contact anyone with a precious plastic workshop in oregon and coordinate with them to bring them all to their place. or even start your own workshop.
I’m from an island in the caribbean so I think I couldn’t help you with that.
I wonder if you could find out why type of plastic it is? There are different types so once you find that out-that would tell you where you can go from there. I would imagine that you could recycle it, it’s a matter of getting it into bits. I’m sure that you could go to a plant or even the operator and collect from them directly. It would probably lighten their trash load and save them a few bucks?
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Nice to meet you! I would like to ask if is possible to create a box 50 35 35 for 25 kg weight with your plastic recycle…..
I send wood boxes every week but I would like to use a sustaiable method
please let me Know something i’m really interested in it!
ciao FrancescoToggle replies
Hi! I’m new to the project but from what I saw you create your paint from the plastic itself. Dave explains it in his videos. When you make thread that comes out with the predominant colour but for the rest, I think it is about mixing and matching 🙂 Not a technical person so I know this doesn’t totally answer your question on adding colouring pigments but I guess the idea behind the project is to work with the original raw material as much as possible.Toggle replies
Hi there I live in Monterrey, México. Here the air pollution is getting worse every day, also people are not interested in changing their consumist habits, there is garbage and many people driving around alone. I would love to do something about it, I started with myself, but you know the system keeps on growing and people keep on being zombies.
Would love to start an artistic movement where people express themselves and get to know new opportunities for making a change. I really like the idea of the precious plastic machines, and believe that if I organize a festival people can get to know it in a bigger impact.
Also I would like to make a comunal compost where I live, there is a park so I think it could work, but people here have this strange idea of being high class level and not touching or making anything dirty. So yeahh.. any ideas group?Toggle replies
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@samarindo I must say I loved your idea on creating an artistic instalation to create awerness in your hometown and I want to suggeste you and everyone to take a look on
PLASTICUS MARITIMUS, in Portugal.
An artisitc iniciative that did exactly that!
I will live you the facebook link below, or just google the name
Maybe it will get you inspired!
Hope to have news from you soon!
I am trying to make a difference in The Gambia for youth. I work with a local school that was gifted a dying Barcelonian bus. It’s dead now.
The community has no rubbish strategy. The youth no employment.
Keen to find solutions for both.
Then a friend introduced me to this org.
Any starting ideas?
Plastics used in ag production should have labels on what type it is. Contact the farmer and where they got it from and you would have the mds on it. From there you can figure how to recycle it. Here in this area black plastic is used for watermelon production and what is left over is sent to a place in Texas to be recycled.Toggle replies
Hey! we are trying to start a precious plastic project here in Mexico, Querétaro working together with students form Tecnológico de Monterrey University. We want to make a project that helps to educate people about the recycling culture and also create local empowerment to low-recourse communities around the city. We have many questions about the business model and we wanted to know if someone from precious plastic could give us an Skype interview for some advice. Since the objective of the project in Kinsii is similar to the one we have. We wanted to hear your thought and ideas. Thanks!Toggle replies
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