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starter
24/08/2018 at 20:18
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Paul,

I’ve got one here in Scotland, just need to connect the shredder to the actual motor.

They each cost me about £400 and have never been used if you’re interested.

starter
24/08/2018 at 20:15
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Hi all,

I’m really sorry for the delay in replying!

 

I spent a lot of my own personal money promoting my idea and attempting to CrowdFund a commercial scale process but unfortunately it didn’t work.

I have had many positive and negative comments regarding what I done and ultimately my aim was to try to take trash and turn it into something usable without any complicated or costly processes involved. Regardless of the material type, cleanliness or prior usage I wanted to be able to accept anything and turn it into something useful.

I conducted no trials as to the strength or usablility of the product other than to play around with it myself. It could easily be sanded or cut and my idea was to create bar lengths that could be used to create furniture like tables and chairs. When those items became damaged or old they could be recycled again to create more raw material for manufacturing.

Despite my failures I learned a lot and I’m pleased there’s actually a viable company doing something even better than what I attempted. UK company Recyling Technologies takes waste plastic and heats it to its melting point to create an oil that is resold back to manufacturers. My hope is that this will turn global and we’ll reverse the damage we have done to the World.

starter
02/02/2018 at 12:12
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My studies have shown the plastic can be broken down and re-mixed again to create the same products over and over.

Whilst it is not a solution that will rid the World of plastic waste it is diverting it from landfill back into society until such times as we replace plastic with another, more environmentally friendly material.

starter
02/02/2018 at 12:10
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Hey nice to meet you let’s keep in touch!

starter
12/01/2018 at 13:10
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Hi,

Not yet, but I can tell you its bloody strong!

It cuts with a hacksaw and takes some doing! I’ve drilled into it and hit it with a hammer.

starter
11/01/2018 at 12:08
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Hi,

No I did it on a small scale using my own equipment, nothing fancy.

I mixed everything I could find;

– Cotton swabs
– Bottles
– Films
– Toothbrushes
– Packaging

The material was contaminated as it contained various non-plastic elements. For example the toothbrushes had toothpaste on them, the packaging food and the bottles liquid.

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