i’d like to compile a list of cheap ways to recycle plastics. Please write it in a brief format! This list serves as inspiration to eventually find or develop a machine for normal households. Thanks
Nice topic! Two low cost ideas I know from the forum:
Mold: some wooden plates to compress
Tools: regular Iron
Shapes: thin sheets, 3D object from sheets like bags etc.
References: Plastic bag topic
Price estimate: price of an iron, scrap wood
Material: HDPE – Plastic bottle caps
Mold: metal, can be done with a dremel
Tools: heater with min. 170 deg. , any press capable device, can be a vice or a drillpress
Shapes: small clips to stitch bottle caps together
References: Topic – Clips
Price estimate: 50 – 150 Euro (dremel, vice, hdpe heater)
Remarks: they locked it behind some old monetary artifact called ‘patent’, i doubt it’s valid for developed countries or can be defended in court.
Target: Toys for kids