Precious Plastic in Edmonton-Alberta-Canada
This will be the center of our discussion for development of equipment/workshop and processes here in Edmonton.
Hi, this is Danny.
I would like to meet all Edmonton members in person somehow someday. Any idea? 🙂
I like coffee and tea. Perhaps we could set up a meeting at a local cafe?
I will be in Calgary until 27 Dec.
We can set a cafe meeting after that.
We have lots to talk about.
Great to have this place to keep in touch with other people interested in getting a workshop started in the capital region.
I agree that in the new year will be best. We can iron out where we are now, and how we can move forward.
A cafe meeting in the new year sounds great. I’m also interested.
So I have made a decision.
As of today, I have procured the web addresses for the following
preciousplastic-canada.ca and .com.
I would like to do something similar to what http://www.preciousplastic-usa.com did with their website.
We will need to find out the fonts used and to obtain the videos and links to link back to DaveHakkens site for credit and reference of course.
We will need some help with the site development and content uploading.
From this website we can also have an ecom presence to promote and sell equipment we manufacture from here in Edmonton.
I also want to use this as a platform for funding applications for us and other groups in Canada.
Thanks for contacting me about a group in Edmonton. I’ve been looking at revisiting this process. Look forward to being involved.
Great to see some of the people who I reached out to today have commented and are interested in the project here!
The website they used is fairly straightforward and simple. Having details explaining what the community is, but also providing some insight regarding local (municipal, provincial, national) details can be good pieces of information for visitors.
Leveraging the website to sell product outside of our immediate market is a good idea. Looking through the Bazaar on the Precious Plastics website, there seems to be a large hole when it comes to individuals or groups selling products, or machines within Canada.
I like the idea of a meetup.
I also noticed a lack of options for Canadians in the Bazar. I think the best bet would be to make our own machines here.
[new post was here because I didn’t see my previous post]
A meet sounds great. I’m not avail until after next Tuesday until the following Tuesday. Hopefully it works out.
Ok let’s make a meetup happen! Use the Doodle link below to tell us when you are available for a meetup at Dirtbag Cafe. We will select a time and date where everyone can make it. Let me know if I need to add other dates or times to the poll.
I have been speaking with Taylor in Red Deer who recently just finished building the injector. She actually just left Red Deer and is now in the Netherlands working with the Precious Plastics team for the next few months.
She offered if we may be interested in buying the injector from her. It is currently in storage in Red Deer. I have asked her what she would want for it, and if she had any molds for it as well. If the price is right this may help us get up and running quicker.
Hi everyone, I am Leo from Mississauga, Ontario. I had a déjà-vu moment about recycling plastic (yes! it’s true..Gerry McGuire style) and Google search promptly showed me the Precious Plastic website and all the stunning achievements of Dave. I am still digesting through the info. I am so glad to be part of this global initiative. I am not yet sure where I want to go with this. Hope you guys will help me chart a course through some discussions.
Happy to see you were able to find your place over to here Leo. I actually have a friend moving to Toronto who is interested in this project as well. I can see if I can get her on here and reach out to you.
I would love to meet your friend, Braden and discuss the possibilities.
So,Dan and Stephen, looks like either Saturday or Sunday evening. I think we can drum up brief meeting notes as well for those unable to attend.
So Dirtbag Coffee or other location on Saturday works for me as well.
Starbucks across from Grant Mac as well. There are good tables in there.
Are you talking about the one off of 104 ave and 112st?
I don’t have any real preference between the two. Daniel, do you? I can do 4pm as well.
I don’t have preference for the meeting spot. But if I say either is fine, it’s not helping the decision making process so I would like to say – the Dirtbag Cafe since everyone has already voted on the place initially.
Sounds good Dirtbag Cafe at 3pm then. See those who can make it there.
Hey everyone, we will be having another meet up this coming Wednesday at 7:30pm at Stephen’s workshop. It is located at 6504 82 Ave in the back of Countertop Expression signage area.
Thanks to Taylor in Red Deer, who was kind of us to lend us her injector, we have our first machine, for a couple of months.
looking forward to meeting you folks this wednesday. i’ll bring my shredder.
Hello fellow Canadian precious plastic followers. Graeme from Chatham ON. I was in the platics industry for over 20 years, mostly automotive plastics. I am also interested in the recycling of our waste plastics in to other usable items. Looking at ways to produce plastic lumber or fence posts, as someone had already mentioned in one of the forums.
Interested to know if there are any other subscribers in my neighborhood.
Hope to hear from you.
Did you ever figure out a good way to produce plastic lumber? I’d like to make simple 8 foot long 2 X 6’s at our local recycle center.
Darsie from Alaska
Hi Edmonton folks!
I’m new, and getting started (look for the loner on the map far NE close to henday/manning, that’s me). I’m planning on building at least two of each machine at the same time, starting with a shredder (read my post in new projects, I am quickly drowning in plastic). Debating going to metal supermarket to get a couple shredder kit parts cut up and at the same time get the hex bar milled (all imperial parts I am guessing). Building two since I want to test if there is demand for any of this on the bazar to help with the upfront costs. Worse come to worse I have backup parts for when a machine breaks down :).
Been working with some shops in Edmonton to build the compression screw, nothing definitive yet.
Been fortunate to source two 1/3hp 80rpm motors, and have a line on some three phase 2-3 HP motors found locally I’ll probably Aliexpress a gearbox from.
I’m an engineer by day, and better equipped for landscape construction (wood/pvc) so have limited metalworking supplies. But have recently acquired a simple 110VAC mig welder, metal chop saw, how just need a table top drill press for the basics to be covered.
Let me know if you have already gone down this path locally and if there is an easier way. Looking for better easier ways to leverage the local community if I can.
Also I’m keeping an eye open to possibly take my unclassified plastics and converting them back to liquid fuel, willing to see how this fad will play out, and don’t want to blow my house up in the process. Best to learn from others mistakes :). From what I can see looks a lot like a moonshiners setup.
Hello fellow Edmontonians! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Hey Precious Plastic folks!
A few friends and I are super interested in getting started. What kind of work is already being completed in Edmonton? What are some of the challenges you’ve had? Some of the successes?
I’m excited for the 4.0 update and can’t wait to get going!!
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