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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!
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 !!
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?
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!
@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.
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.
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.
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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