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recyclingstation inside a suitcase

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recycled_in_a_suitcase_mo mowu

recyclingstation inside a suitcase

13/02/2017 at 19:23

I would like to share my work with you.

#recycledinasuitcase is a mobile injectionmachine, which is build to produce new plasticobjects. Plastic is a raw material to be found in the remote corner of our world.
Iceland is visited every year by five times more tourists than the island’s inhabitants. Many tourists produce a lot of garbage without being aware of the consequences. My question is whether it would not be much easier to get the garbage back from the island, in which you sell the tourist from this garbage a souvenir.

“Trashpony” is the name of the Islandsouvenier. It is modeled on an Icelandic horse, because after exporting a horse, it can not go back to the island because of health prevention.
Just like souvenirs, they will never return to the place where they were bought.

The manufactory is packed in a suitcase and can be put into operation everywhere and with small means. The case contains a closed circuit which combines all tasks for plastic recycling. As a result, production is just as mobile as spreading plastic waste. This creates the possibility to adapt to the respective place and to talk to people about the topic.

The equipment includes a shredder for crushing the plastic waste and a heated pipe for melting the produced plastic granulate. Different shapes can be filled manually with the liquefied plastic.

The trashpony stands for all the souvenir that still come in the coming months while I travel with the suitcase through Europe.
Feel free to share and see more photos of the project @
https://www.instagram.com/recycledinasuitcase/

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starter
13/02/2017 at 19:25
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the factory is open.

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helper
13/02/2017 at 20:12
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Great project!
How is the injection machine powered?

Might be an idea to list your travel locations for others on the forum here (or instagram f.i.) who would be interested?

warrior
13/02/2017 at 21:32
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@mowu that’s a great project. how did you fit it inside a suitcase? would you mind sharing a video of it? im just baffled by thr idea of it…how?!? so many questions

starter
13/02/2017 at 21:38
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The injection is powered by hand it’s build out of the blueprints of Dave Hakkens.
Maybe I will post an video of the making of the suitcasefactory.
I will list the travel locations on instgram and maybe here. My first step of the journey takes me to the Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal. The second half of the summer I would like to stay in the northern east of Europe.

starter
13/02/2017 at 21:40
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If you got questions feel free to ask!

warrior
14/02/2017 at 00:27
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@mowu is the handle detachable or foldable?

warrior
14/02/2017 at 00:29
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@mowu is the shredder from Dave’s design or a different version?

warrior
14/02/2017 at 14:42
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1000Kr for a trashpony?

Wait that’s only 9USD.

Still seems a bit pricey.

helper
14/02/2017 at 17:07
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I disagree with that being pricey… You buy a unique object with a story including the performance of the production process.

warrior
15/02/2017 at 13:56
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@siemenc

To us, yes. Particularly when you consider what went into producing the end product.

I was thinking of the average person seeing this who’s never heard of Precious Plastic, doesn’t particularly care about recycling, and is used to mass produced plastic c*** costing virtually nothing.

helper
19/02/2017 at 13:40
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Very cool idea! Keep it up!

helper
22/02/2017 at 12:03
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Hey @mowu,
If you don’t mind me asking, what did you use to make the shredder blades?
I’m looking at low-cost alternatives to Dave’s shredder… although his would be ideal!
I saw yours on instagram… looks great!

helper
30/03/2017 at 06:35
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Shredder blades look like blades/set from a paper/document-shredder?

starter
22/10/2017 at 07:10
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Seriously??? This is what I was looking for a mobile version to reach out remote villages in mountainous country like Nepal. I would appreciate to see your product’s specification in details if you don’t mind sharing. Sharing is Caring 😉

helper
22/10/2017 at 10:34
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@mowu it’s awesome I love how you’ve set it up, I’ve thought about somthing similar but you’ve nailed it

Do you have a video on YouTube?

helper
30/11/2017 at 23:32
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@mowu

hey man, great idea here.. I’ve been thinking about building a bicycle trailer with a shredder and one other machine(not sure yet). the goal is to set one up in the next few months and cycle around my country of New Zealand first(then tour other countries), taking it to local markets to get the word out.

my question is:
how heavy is your suitcase?

thanks
brendon

dedicated
01/12/2017 at 00:39
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@mowu
My question is like some of the others;
How do you fit the shredder inside this suitcase, and did you need to modify it?

I think the price is totally acceptable and tourists are allways willing to spend money on an experience and a story, and watching that suitcase of yours must be exactly that!

I am looking forward for more pictures or video-clips
Best
– Mathias

helper
01/12/2017 at 01:02
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G’day from OZ, as you are downsizing for travel here is a link to build an extruder using a caulking gun, also if you changed your mold from wood to metal and pre-warmed it you would get a better result. Keep up the good work, your on the right track, also you could look at this for kids to use in schools, being in kit form it would be ideal for teaching purposes. Merv. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxfle6EV6O4

starter
02/12/2017 at 16:43
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@sharma-sagar
You can detach everything so it fits in the suitcase. Have a look at the (sry)
blurry photo. The shredder is a different design form a papershredder. Have a look @ http://www.instagram.com/recycledinasuitcase there are photos of the shredder.

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02/12/2017 at 16:47
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@aidenryan @ashrak @anris The blades are from a papershredder. I just made a stronger case and took a much more powerfull motor. Its all bloted to the suitcase.

starter
02/12/2017 at 16:50
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@davidsharma777 I would love to share the suitcase with you. In january I will improve the machine maybe we can talk about sending it over to you. At the moment a friend of mine is using it for a project.

starter
02/12/2017 at 16:54
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@whitearsm thx for the nice words.

@brendonscrimgeour the total weight are 23kg I had to made it that light to take it on plane without extra costs.
Best regards to NZ. I love you country! keep it up.

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helper
02/12/2017 at 18:25
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Wow this is awesome! I would love to see more of the specifics, especially from the shredder.

What kind of motor did you use?

I am looking forward to see the improvements of this project, keep up the good work!

Cheers -Suus-

starter
04/01/2018 at 22:49
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wow ! good idea. a mobile-portable- plastic recycling factory? hell yeah..
why not?! it gets me about the possibility of producing things out of plastic wastes, anywhere – anytime. you are rock! o by the way,here i got a picture of a cat -like figurine i’ve created out of junks.
umm… greetings from Indonesia 🙂

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new
12/01/2018 at 20:01
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great idea.love the idea of using one motor for both shredder & extruder. you could make & sell the case.sure there would be a market for them

dedicated
07/02/2018 at 00:01
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@mowu
Hi
Any news of the suitcase ?
What is its actual adventure?
Thanks DiB

new
07/02/2018 at 10:12
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I am in Sydney, Australia and would desperately love to have one of your recycling stations in a suitcase. Is it possible for me you to make one and send it to me? I would also like a mould of the pony because the story of the pony is so powerful.

My previous job was in waste education and I think it is such a fantastic idea to be able to show people a very simplified idea of how recycling works.

I think the 5 best things about the recycling station in a suitcase are:
(a) its portability
(b) it has to ability to catch people’s attention – in a marketing world, that it GOLD!
(c) I love the pony idea as it highlights the worldwide issues of plastic in remote areas – the fact the ponies can never return once they leave is the opposite of how plastics should be – they should always return
(d) it is great to teach people about the different types of plastics, melting temperatures and their ability to be reused and recycled
(e) it is simple enough to inspire others to do it.

I am really, really serious about having one of these and would love to either have you build one for me or if you could give someone who is capable of building one the instructions to do one for me.

If you can’t make one to send to Australia, do you have any friends or backpackers in Australia who have the skills to build one? Please please let me know if there is a way that this can be done.

Cheers
Margaret

starter
28/05/2018 at 09:11
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I posted a small video of the suitcase on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjKkJfHjIaL/?taken-by=recycleonthespot

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