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In reply to: Dominica

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24/01/2018 at 21:55
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How bout you piggy back established organizations! We could enroll international organizations that are already established in helping communities world wide. Setting up recycle centers could provide small employment for areas of deep poverty where humans are sadly surviving by trash dumps. There are international clubs & churches that may provide locations & management to assist in using this grassroots technology to expand more use of collection & recycling of plastic.
I am not a machinist and do not know costs to do a spreadsheet, but if I had this info I would do the work of making & presenting proposals. Here is where I would start:

https://www.rotary.org/en/rotarian-paddles-help-children-guatemala
https://news.sky.com/story/un-members-vow-to-tackle-ocean-armageddon-plastic-problem-11158101
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/lions-clubs-locations.php
I will watch your progress!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:52
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They are doing that with a double decker bus in England!
I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected, in salt water? Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it in other areas is my path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further with my proposals.
I will watch your progress!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:49
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I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected, in salt water? Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it in other areas is my path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further with my proposals.
I will watch your progress!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:48
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There are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it in other areas is the path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further with my proposals. This could happen in a lot of locations around the world.
I will watch your progress!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:41
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Hi,
I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected, in salt water? Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it in other areas is the path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further with my proposals.
I will watch your progress!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:37
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Hi,
I think it’s not there yet. From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it is the path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further.
I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected, in salt water?
Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper.
But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
It feels disorganized. Im trying to get answers but I realize we are all just figuring it out.
Any specific ideas appreciated. Writers? I can do that. I need clear answers before I can make proposals to organizations that work in poverty stricken communities. I like what Dave did in Kenya!
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:32
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Eric,
I think it’s not there yet. From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it is the path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further.
I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected, in salt water? Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
Andrea

starter
24/01/2018 at 21:21
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Hi Heila,
You make some good points. I was wondering if people who live by the ocean can wash the plastic collected in salt water? Also there are people trying to figure how to make hand cranks. So one could use a bicycle to run the chopper. But ultimately it would need electricity to melt & mold. I am not a mechanic so all this is hard to figure out to draw up proposals. I just think this would help in areas that are off the beaten track to clean up their beaches and make useful things.
I think it’s not there yet. From what I am reading the designs are still in the works. I love the idea but how to promote it is the path. When I get some designs, costs & outlines I can move further.

starter
10/01/2018 at 21:32
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I saw a lawn mower for free on the corner & the thought passed through my head if a lawn mower motor would work?

starter
10/12/2017 at 03:20
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Hi Penny,
I’m in Bay Area N Cal. I want to do a model project that can be set up in Mexico, Africa or Indonesia. What are your goals?
Andrea

In reply to: Where can I donate

starter
10/12/2017 at 02:49
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I need to set up an idea with specific parameters. I’m looking thru this site at various conversations to get my head around the scope whats involved in building one of these sites. I see some Costa Rica folks already started on a project. When I get the layout of a plan, then I can go into fundraising. I really want to see plastic getting out of the ocean!

starter
09/12/2017 at 23:56
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You are a model community. I want to do this in California to take down to Mexico & Central America where they have no recycling. But I’m only in the dream stage. Thanks for the inspiration!

starter
09/12/2017 at 19:25
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I just found out about Bio Ethanol from David Blume on the radio. They should know about YOU and your stoves! http://www.permaculture.com/Press_Room

In reply to: Hand cranked shredder

starter
09/12/2017 at 19:08
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I’ve been following your project on hand cranks. I am not a metal worker but I am very interested in raising money & distributing these in various countries thru a non profit organization to watch over & manage. When the kinks get worked out, many hands across the globe gathering & washing plastic could make a dent. What is your goal? I’m looking for help to get further down the road.

In reply to: Cleaning our plastic

starter
09/12/2017 at 02:55
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I was thinking ocean salt water (to clean & get labels off) & then a one rinse of some kind, before the chop. Since most the bottles are collecting along shorelines & fresh water is limited world wide. But still there will need to be a sludge pond for all this washing residue.

In reply to: Plastic Eating Insects

starter
09/12/2017 at 02:50
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Lets melt & reuse the big stuff. However we also need “decontamination”…with all the little broken down un recyclable pieces. I like the microorganism idea here. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/bacteria-able-to-eat-plastic-bottles-discovered-by-scientists-a6927636.html
I found out the worms become moths that are bad for the bees : (

In reply to: Where can I donate

starter
18/11/2017 at 20:44
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I’m researching via internet projects. The scope of the plastic problem is vast. Where to start?! I’m writing letters to businesses & introducing them to alternative packaging & then writing alternative packaging and introducing them to businesses. Talking to interested store managers is a start. Also getting a team… so far 3 people in my area to work on stuff. I am impressed with this product & starting here:

World first bioplastic solution to growing coffee cup waste

In reply to: Types of plastic

starter
07/11/2017 at 20:59
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What do you know about ?

World first bioplastic solution to growing coffee cup waste

I heard the oxo degradable plastic is not good.
Im working on helping restaurants go to alternatives.

Thanks,
Andrea

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