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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby Merlin » 09 Jul 2010 21:16

Thanks for the link to your photos trishincyberspace!
I particularly liked the recycled gumboot coasters!

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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby Gazman » 13 Aug 2010 22:15

Hi guys! I stumbled across these recycled plastic bottle sandals and thought I'd post the picture into your thread. You have to admire the creativity!

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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby CarlBrunner » 15 Aug 2010 07:14

Perhaps strap together the plastic bottles to make an ocean going catamaran like these amazing guys http://www.theplastiki.com/.

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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby Ian Moise » 24 Aug 2010 16:10

We are developing a resource/website called ReUse Connection at http://www.reuseconnection.com. While we develop the site, we have begun by building a community on Facebook (over 20,000 strong currently - http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReUseConnection/253021991560. The knowledge sharing site allows users to ask the question: What can I do with _______? and allows people from all over the world to answer that question. Each day, we post 2-4 reuse examples.

The topic of low tech recycling of plastic is very pertinent for our group.

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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby Joyce » 05 Oct 2010 04:20

Terracycle http://www.terracycle.net/ is a pretty interesting start-up that pays people to collect waste (0.02 USD$ per capri-sun drinks packet for example). You basically send your waste to them through the post (they cover postage and packing) and get a cash reward. They then make the waste into recycled bags and things which they sell on the website.

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Re: Low Tech Recycling of Plastic Snack Packaging in 26 Schools

Postby Sumo » 05 Oct 2010 23:16

There's a great video on Afrigadget which explains in more depth how recycled plastics can be turned into useful products (shoes, bags etc.)..



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