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I thought that this was a good overview.
Everything is about economics of scale.
Here is a video of a friction label remover and bottle cap trommel.
PET bottle label removing machine/label cap remover for PET bottle recycling
Not sure if the music is exciting enough in the video.
This made me think of this pin art pinpressions board. Perhaps something like this with actuators could be made to make unique coins with codes on them.
I tried to make a long post on here and it seams not to show up. ?Que Pasa?
Open source collaboration is a good breeding ground for innovation. In this economy, projects usually need to create economic value to survive in the long run.
Litterati’s model of creating potentially monetizable data may be a good approach for PP. Creating a way to track plastic wastes journey from trash to treasure can tell compelling stories. Brand awareness with accountability can make a good marketing carrot for responsible companies. Integrating photos that make brand trash audits simple can make a good marketing stick for polluters.
Litterati is a non profit, there is a good chance they would collaborate with PP. This could help expand both user bases and improve the maps. Working to develop brand trash awareness is a good cause. Creating brand audits at collection points could be a good feature. Making a web-page that can gather similar data to their app with out a smart phone could expand its use.
Foot traffic is good for many businesses. Offering specific kinds of collections like the spoons is a good idea that can be expanded in many directions. Marketing partnerships can provide mutual benefits. Tracking collected plastic into secondary products on the bazaar could expand awareness of this marketplace.
Social plastic collection credits that track and monetizing recycling using a blockchain has been developed by Plasticbank. They are working to create a business providing marketing for large companies to be plastic neutral by creating jobs in developing nations collecting plastics. Something like this that is open sourced could accelerate it’s use.
Here is a company that that has created a business out of recycling hard to recycle products. Terracycle They work to pressure companies to recycled their products and make money on logistics and brand marketing packages.
Recycled material market places have been around for some time on the web. Using the map to help pair buyers and sellers while offering escrow services or fees for listings may be a good business. Here is one of the older companies doing something like this. https://www.recycle.net/
Software as a service for the recycling industry is just emerging. Here is one company that is selling a solution https://www.rubiconglobal.com/ A lot of good ideas can be gleaned from their site. Like creating layers of functionality for different kinds of users.
While working on the concepts for improving the collection system, one goal could be to produce extensible applications that can help this growing industry around the world. A scalable transparent open source waste to resource tracking application that provides market exposure to brands could be a good basis for helping create world redemption values for plastics. Maybe PP can be a part of this.
I have experience as a software engineer and project manager. Feel free to ask questions. How can I help?
This is a good concept. ->
Reward or even the promise of reward appeals to most. Social media drives dopamine rushes when you receive recognition or points. These are both good motivators for a system that relies on people to make an extra effort.
People appreciate value. If they are helping keep the planet clean and creating data to fight pollution it may satisfy this.
I think it is worth trying. Using it as an opportunity to educate and inform while driving them into your sales channel is a good strategy. Could be used as a recruiting opportunity to join precious plastics in one step. Streamlines transaction by eliminating the paper and secondary data entry.
I found this article on products made from ocean plastic.
Perhaps you could find some recycled resin pellets made from ocean plastic and have an accessories manufacture make your line from them.
Digital records are a lot easier to track and handle. What if you had a QR code that could be scanned by a smartphone and a photo attached to it for tracking the plastic deposited. Over time this data could produce plastic audits showing the brands that are creating the most pollution in specific areas.
This kind of system could also reward members with collection points.
I am working on a line to clean agricultural mulch films on a 3-5 tons per day basis.
I am in an arid climate with scarce water resources.
I am looking at using a dry cleaning process.
Here is one company that offers a line based on heat and friction.
Here is another.
I wonder about scaling this down for smaller plastic workshops.
I thought this was an interesting concept for making less expensive solar collectors for melting plastic.
That cheap solar heater for high temperatures 200 ºC (HT solar collector-concentrator) Sergiy Yurko
Using thermal transfer oil and an insulated tank, make a plastic melting oven.
I am working on recycling used plastic mulch into pavers and roofing tiles using sand and heat.
I have a concept of using a heated drum roller to mix courser plastic particles into a homogeneous blend before adding sand.