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@pei. There are several videos on YouTube, of people in India doing this. They are using empty water bottles as filler material in cob style houses and other structures. They are quite beautiful.
Here are a couple of YouTube video links that may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfWBhNhZuzY. “Columbia Lego Home””This company in Columbia makes houses for people that are plastic. The second video makes roof tiling out of recycled plastic. “Eco Friendly Plastic and
Sand Tiled Houses” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7oUk10rKjE.
* If the links don’t open, type exactly what I have written in quotation marks. I hope this helps.
Hello there. If you have large quantities of plastic that you need to store I have a couple of recommendations. Oil drums (55 gallon) or larger could Be labeled with the plastic type. Spray paint or any type of paint can be used to mark the barrels. Also, chain-link fence or chicken wire can be nailed onto scrap wood to create a rough cage structure. All of these items can generally be found anywhere in the world. They may be crude, but they are effective. Best regards your efforts.
I use the word blind as a generalization of anyone who has low vision or is totally blind. In the US, one must have a visual acuity of 20 / 200 or greater, in order to be considered legally blind. I am one of these people.
With that being said, there are machines called cctvs, also known as closed circuit televisions. They are great for all sorts of tasks including: reading recipes, newspapers, excetera. I’ve also known some women to paint their nails underneath of one 🙂 You may want to check them out online for curiosity sake. They are wonderful tools but alas, they are also expensive. I have a portable version, but a standalone version would be more practical for this use. This is another device that I will put into my business plan.
Back to the topic at hand. I will mitigate the problem of films and thin plastics by, simply not accepting them. There is a grocery chain here in the States called, Publix. This store readily excepts that type of plastic, along with other recyclables.
There is a company here in Georgia called, Georgia Industries for the blind. They were established I believe in, 1937. They employee blind people of all vision acuities. As part of my for starting my own PP, I am going to interview and visit some of the staff in their factory setting. This will help to give me more of an Insight on ways of making the production area safer. Mind you, this is far off in the future, of which I am speaking; at least a good 2 to 3 years. I want to make certain that I have everything prepared, when the time comes to hire employees.
For now, I’m collecting plastic, and working on my business plan. The world’s problem with plastic didn’t happen overnight. As with this business venture, it will take time to get everything prepared.
The new prototype is looking fantastic! 🙂 Thank you very much for the detailed response. I am currently in the process of working on my business plan for a PP subsidiary in the US. I will definitely include this piece of technology in my business plan as a must-have. My ultimate goal is to hire all blind employees for my PP subsidiary. This will definitely make the plastic sorting go much quicker. Again, thank you, and keep up the excellent work!
This is a wonderful invention! :-). On what operating system does it run, Mac, PC? Also, are the results audible, so that someone who cannot see well sort plastic? I use a lighted magnifier to read the recycle markings on plastic. And even that proves very difficult at times. This would definitely speed up the sorting process. I would love to be a beta tester. 🙂
Hi All. I would like to see a sign-in button/ icon at the top of the page. I feel like I have to dig around in order to sign in. I tried to download the packet to get started, but it would not work. I am on an Apple IOS platform, and for some reason Safari would not except the file. 😞 I am very anxious to get started with a PP project!!
I would also like to see more pedal powered machines. Example, the shredder, extruder. vM Designs on Facebook has a machine that is a bicycle shredder/ extruder combo. However I boycott Facebook. If anyone can snag those designs (they are free source), and put them on precious plastic, that would be great!!! There is a video of how this combo works on YouTube. Type in “news recycling bicycle,” and the video should come up.