Ryan replied to the topic Electric Usage / Alternative Heating Power Sources in the forum General ideas and suggestions 5 months ago
Whilst not entirely plastic specific as I originate from recycling metals, however, some of the forging I do uses a small amount of LPG to start and then runs on primarily used cooking oil, this can also be used for heating entire houses although it does not drop low enough where I am for me to use this. If you are able to regulate temperature…[Read more]
Ryan replied to the topic Waste water from washing the plastic & other waste in the forum Questions? 5 months, 2 weeks ago
On your first point of water, I have heard of several people filtering the waste water and then reusing it again for the next wash which not only prevents anything going into the local ecosystem but also reduces the required water.
The down side is potentially the cost for any filtering in different parts of the world, as I am not yet doing this…[Read more]
I like the replaceable teeth idea, one thing I’m not sure if you have considered yet or not, would be creating a tooth design compatible with a current commercially available industrial shredder so that we may either create the teeth ourselves or purchase the OEM teeth ready to go.
I dare say no premade teeth would be particularly cheap, although…[Read more]
There are many people around the South East Queensland area and indeed Australia who seem eager and interested to “do something” regarding plastics recycling, although everyone has their own real or imagined barrier to entry often relating to either money or expertise.
In researching and working towards getting my own workshop up and running I fou…[Read more]
I am in Mount Glorious, over the next few weeks I will probably be reaching out to someone who can make shredder blades etc. depending on what eWaste scrap I manage to get hold of (meaning how much of the rest of a build I can make myself at no/little cost).
Feel free to reach out via PM if you wanted to bounce ideas of someone as well as letting…[Read more]
I have been finding a lot written about ABS although i’m very keen to confirm that the flame resistant eg. ABS-FR and PC-ABS-FR are able to be recycled in the same method as standard ABS without the risk of me creating more toxic fumes than the problem i’m trying to solve 🙂
The metal scrappers I know would love to have a way of getting rid of…[Read more]
Ok so the title was more about the word play than making sense, although it is vaguely true.
I started processing ewaste as well as pretty much anything that had some form of metal in it as a way to keep busy yet in a way that if I had a bad day (I currently suffer from PTSD) I wasn’t going to be letting anyone down.
Really going overboard with…[Read more]