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Dave Hakkens davehakkens

Before you get started

01/02/2017 at 09:42

Hi Friends

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!

Good luck!

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new
15/10/2018 at 19:49
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Hola, yo queria expresar una idea/duda, hace unos años me incline por el reciclaje de plástico pero basado en las bolsas plásticas. Me gustaria desarrollar una especie de prensa, como las termoselladoras o las maquinas que se utilizan para estampar mediante el calor, pero dedicada al reciclaje. Ya que el metodo que empleo es bastante artesanal, poniendo capas de bolsas y luego planchandolas, pero si se hace una maquina especifica para ello, seguramente se puedan hacer piezas mas grandes, con un acabado mas profesional y mecanico que permita facilitar el trabajo y la producción. Se que ustedes tienen mas ingenio con el tema maquinas, capaz sea un buen disparador para una gran y nueva invención. Tengan en cuenta que esta especie de tela que se genera es impermeable y muy fuerte, por lo tanto puede servir para realizar muchos nuevos proyectos, así como también complementar los que ya están realizando individualmente o simplemente darles otra posibilidad para jugar, probar y crear. Por ejemplo, se puede hacer sillas con estructura de plástico reciclado y la malla de bolsas plásticas recicladas. Saludos y gracias por el espacio !!

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starter
16/10/2018 at 17:18
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What if we could completely change a University furniture with reusable plastic ?
Can we do so?
The university is ready to invest, and we have space.
We have designers as well.
1. How do we make machines? ( manufacturers from India, please connect)
2. How do we make moulds?
3. Can we even use plastic shopping bags also?

Thank you

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starter
14/11/2018 at 11:38
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So real shit,
I am starting a club at a University and I know that is nothing big, but I am starting the Precious Plastic Movement as a club at my school and I am the main engineer/ builder of the machines so I have some technical work.  I want to build a phone out of these block because I broke my phone 4 weeks ago and have been functioning without it.  I have basically moved to only wanting a “burner” phone and it seems that it’s more eco-friendly to build my own.  I need help finding the part beacuse this is something that I’d rather do. Can someone please help me do this because I am committed to actually making a difference and spreading the word by showing people how it is done?  My email is [email protected] or if you have an iphone I can still recieve messages on my laptop at 7023735893.  Please help me!

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starter
14/11/2018 at 11:47
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@gauir0702  The blueprints for the machines are online at the preiousplastic.com website.  Where as the parts/ machine can be purchased on bazar.preciousplastic.com.  You can assemble the parts from recycled materials from a junkyard, but the best option seems to be the purchased route.  It is completely possible to use recycled parts.  From my opinion though it is more effective to buy the parts.  Also on the bazar website you can purchase molds.  It is better to use hard, metal molds for consistent products, but you can make your own it’s just a longer process.  Email me if you want directions for making molds ([email protected]).  Shopping bags can also be used, but you should recycle them using the more advanced methods because compressing the bags would produce more consistent results as it is a thin material and it is more difficult to break them down into a larger unit.

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new
20/11/2018 at 12:56
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Hi Dave,
Greeting from Norway. I am disabled guy from Ghana but living in Norway. I would be most grateful if you could in touch with me to see how we can help me get the machine for recycling plastic in Ghana. I am so much interested is this project and I am prepared to invest into it because plastic waste is a big challenge for African leaders.

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starter
30/12/2018 at 17:13
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Hello there!
Long ago I had the idea to recycle plastic waste from the oceans. We all know that our oceans are full of plastic waste. I thought about making laptop cases from plastic waste, for mac books as an example. My problem is that I live in Austria. Unfortunately, we don’t have seas in our near. Am I allowed to go to Italy, for example, try to clear the sea and collect plastic from there? The thing is i could take plastic from everywhere but i would like to clean the seas with my project.  Can I just take the plastic with me? I am not so sure about it. And after that i would shred the plastic burn it and make cases for laptops. Is this a realistic idea. I am not really sure about it. I would love to change something, to clean our seas but i don’t know how.

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new
19/03/2019 at 02:48
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hey i am new here, i need some motivation, please feel free to contact me to schedule a call to talk, i am open mind, we could make good interchange of ideas, send me a inbox, lets talk about this….

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new
05/05/2019 at 14:51
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Hey guys,

I am a Malwian who wants to set up a firm that will be processing plastic wastes in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe.

I really don’t have much knowledge on how to get started and i also need your help on how i can acquire the portable machinery whci i will use in my project.

I really need your help.

I can easily be contacted via e-mail: [email protected] and mobile phone on (+265) 9991317017 and (+265)881936879

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new
05/05/2019 at 14:55
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I am a new member but i must also say that i am a very open minded person who easily interacts with people and excepts comments and crticisms. So, whatever your replies will be to my request above, will help me so much.

Let’s do this and make our cities clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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new
08/05/2019 at 22:28
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Hello Dave,

I really need your help sir, where can i get the plastic waste recycling machines(Shredder, Melting machine and the moulds) in southern Afria? I am Malawian and about to set up a plastic waste recycling entity in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.

If anyone else on this forum has any idea please help.

Contact me via e-mail:[email protected], whatsapp(+265)881936879, and cell:(+265)991317017.

Thanks so much and looking forward to your quickest response.

Regards.

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starter
08/05/2019 at 23:06
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@eliaskantepahttps://bazar.preciousplastic.com

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new
08/05/2019 at 23:30
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Thanks for the response….i’ll check it out

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new
21/06/2019 at 16:55
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hi dave , we are new but can help with electricity generators , one magnetospings and other israel Za generator
One is a buckboost alternated magnetic resonance and electric force in a bobin photos .
And other is a brass circle with paramagnetic fields atrapp the coils and only moves the plate , when i have more photos i put in

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new
02/10/2019 at 15:10
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Greetings to the PP community, this is my first post even though I have been hanging here for a while.
I am looking forward in getting into the world of plastic recycling but I have one worry, nobody has been able to come out with an easy way of dealing with PET plastic. It really makes me sad because that is the largest plastic waste in my town.
I have even thought of cutting the pet bottles into strings just as I have been seeing them on YouTube, for weaving of hats, but I am doubting if it gives a good result.I really need to know a way of turning these pet waste into valuable and commercial products.
Thanks for your help,
Long live Precious Plastic.
God bless you DAVE .

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02/10/2019 at 18:47
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@treezoon PET small scale processing is currently in development via 3D print (small & larger diameters). Those additional machinery will be announced later in October.

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helper
02/10/2019 at 20:52
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I wan to mine landfill sites for plastic waste…

I don’t know how (some kind of floatation process maybe) but I am in my 50’s and deeply aware of the 50 years of plastic I am leaving behind and the damage this plastic could do once it breaks downinto microplastics.

maybe if we could make it valuable enough then maybe we could encourage industries to mine it back out?

Thoughts? Am I completely nuts or could this be done and how??

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02/10/2019 at 21:51
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@morethantencents, what do you mean by ‘mine it back out’ ? And no worry, this is normal, aware people go nuts easily – especially in dark times, watching this insanity going on in this morass called humanity. I make myself busy enough not to think about the next financial crisis or the next extinction, extreme hard actually – I grew up in the communism, we didn’t had this elbow & whatever society 😉 But hey, that’s the beauty of this very PP movement – it keeps you busy – reinventing plastic recycling for the little man at home. For now, I don’t see better than developing micro manufacturing devices and we just got started; time will tell I guess.

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helper
02/10/2019 at 23:16
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@ppme I am not sure how mining is confusing but the definition is: The extraction of minerals or other materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam etc, but in this case, a landfill.

I guess I see it differently – the industries around plastic manufacturing are well established and the processes are pretty much setup. This didnt just get started.

I am fully aware that what I propose can’t be done just with these machines but I thought this thread was for ideas that did not necessarily use PP machines so shared it here.

I guess it always will come back to the limitations of these particular machines for some people. (I got the same response when I shared the fact we have been asked to see if we can provide 57 million bio-balls to a local fish farm… regardless its a great project that would see a lot of recycled plastic replace the need for new materials and provide jobs here in our local community0, all some folks could do was harp about PP machine limitations!).

The thing with PPmachines is they use the exact same processes the “big boys” do – just scaled down for more accessibility, so I have absolutly no problem moving a different brand/flavour/type into my workshop if it meets the end goal.

Please look outside the PP box, I would really like to hear your thoughts on this if the machinery was NOT the issue – which it isnt, all of the necessary machinery already exists in commercial form – I just want to divert it’s use to mining plastic rather than minerals but at this point cant see a way to make it “float” (pun intended)

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helper
02/10/2019 at 23:27
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@PPme I just re-read the OP and I should be posting this as a new topic so I am moving it there. 🙂 will copy the conversation as it is so far so its not doubling up.

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new
08/11/2019 at 14:38
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