I've successfully fused mixed contaminated plastic
Hello Precious Plastic people!
My name is Khalid and I reside just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the United Kingdom.
I began investigating the issue of plastic waste whilst trying to reduce my company’s recycling costs.
After many trials and research I’ve been able to fuse together dirty, mixed contaminated plastics into usable blocks.
I’ll shortly be crowd funding to commercialise this, giving away (FOR FREE) the lengths of extruded material as alternatives to precious timber or metal, reducing our environmental impact whilst diverting waste away from landfill.
The fused material is very strong and with a little colouring should turn into really solid black lengths, perfect for making outdoor furniture, fence posts, support beams and more.
I’ve uploaded an image showing what I’ve done so far.
No I did it on a small scale using my own equipment, nothing fancy.
I mixed everything I could find;
– Cotton swabs
The material was contaminated as it contained various non-plastic elements. For example the toothbrushes had toothpaste on them, the packaging food and the bottles liquid.Toggle replies
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