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Plastic on the beach

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Dave Hakkens davehakkens

Plastic on the beach

22/09/2016 at 20:45

During our trip in Bali Indonesia we got in touch with a few locals that do beach cleanups every week. Its part of a bigger organisation called trashhero who tries to set these cleanups up all over the world. Usually they bring this trash to a landfill afterwards, mostly because their focus is on cleaning up. Not progressing this waste. We joined 2 of these cleanups and I made a video about it. But we were mostly interested to see what kind of trash they get and what to do with it. We introduced some ways how to separate which really is the first step in recycling this trash. The biggest challenge was to quickly figure out which type of plastic it is.

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warrior
22/09/2016 at 20:50
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Below a few of the common items we found on this place. Every beach is different but usually they have a pretty consistent flow of trash. Probably the easiest way is to do a cleanup ones to see what stuff you will find the most. Figure out what type of plastic this is. So next time you already know about 70% of which type of plastic it is. We found a lot of caps, spoons and straws. All HDPE and PP.

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warrior
22/09/2016 at 20:55
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A final picture of our collection point. We seperated 4 types of plastic and 1 ‘mix’ Lieke added some beautiful illustrations to make it easier for others to identify what type of plastic they are dealing with.

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warrior
24/09/2016 at 09:51
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I wish it was as simple as saying “plastic bottle = PET” 🙁
I have a bin full of bottles and other plastic stuff and I know they are definely not PET, but I can’t tell which plastic they are either, because they do not have any markings or labels

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new
24/04/2017 at 16:49
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Hi There,

I am new in here I am from Chile, and I am living and working on an Island in the south.
I am analizing the chance to build those machines, but i would love to know first, if the kind of plastic that I want to recycle it works in the shredder, the plastic it is used Marine Rope made from PP, and in here the salmon industry uses a lot to build and fix nets, to contain fishes in the ocean. I can imagine that you find those kind of plastic in the beach from bali. So my question it is if someone have tried to crush those plastic?. And if the machine works?

Thanks!!

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new
25/04/2017 at 22:01
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Hi Dave,
I am new in here I am from Chile, and I am living and working on an Island in the south.
I am analizing the chance to build those machines, but i would love to know first, if the kind of plastic that I want to recycle it works in the shredder, the plastic it is used Marine Rope made from PP, and in here the salmon industry uses a lot to build and fix nets, to contain fishes in the ocean. I can see in your picture that you found the plastic that I am talking in the beaches from bali.. So my question is, if someone have tried to crush those plastic?. And if the machine works?
Thanks!!
p.d: there is a picture from the kind of ropes that I want to crush

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starter
08/11/2017 at 04:29
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I’m glad you’ve posted this. I live on the coast and our local Scout group do beach cleans, so I know how much plastic is washed on our beaches, but I wasn’t sure that it could be recycled. Now I know.

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starter
06/12/2017 at 14:41
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Nice idea for the toppers :

http://clip-it.fr/en

I do find a lot of toppers on the beach her in Kenya and i need a thought on how to connect them.

Could be used @ schools for educational material to learn how to do maths.

GRTZ

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dedicated
08/12/2017 at 00:50
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@mwende clip-it clips are a nice objects for injection molding, no complicated mold, yet it needs to be CNC’ed … I’m in love with this simple toy 🙂

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