- May 25th, 2016
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Precious Plastic’s Recycling Machines
The plastic waste all around the world is one of the greatest challenges that everyone tackles nowadays. There are certain effects and disadvantages that these plastic wastes bring to the environment, which is why it is a big challenge for everyone to reduce them or prevent them from piling up the ground. The Institute for Sustainable Communication says that one million sea creatures are killed each year because of the plastic garbage piled up in and under the ocean. For a million of the plastic bottles generated each hour, only a few are recycled.
The Precious Plastic developed several machines that are intended for plastic recycling process. These machines are designed as simple and efficient so that anyone can build one and use anywhere to recycle the plastic wastes. This is what the Precious Plastic wants the people to spread so that other people in other parts of the world will know. They created and developed a blueprint for these machines, and anyone interested to do the recycling of plastic can download the blueprint from their website.
The plastic recycling machines are designed to recycle the plastic in different procedures. These machines are made from simple and basic materials, and they are affordable and easy to build. They are made from different components that are easy to repair and replaced. The set of blueprints are freely downloadable and available for anyone to access. It allows building of the machines using basic materials and tools and it includes an extruder, an injection molding machine, a compressor, and a shredder. Once all these four machines are built, anyone can start the plastic recycling workshop. The building process can be seen and watched on the website to be followed easily. Because of this blueprint, all those institutions that are interested in reducing the plastic wastes can start building their own machines and put up a small factory to recycle the plastic and have new efficient and useful objects.
The recycling process starts first by grinding the plastic into small chips using the high-powered blender. Once they are ground, you can make new objects that are useful. To mix the colors and create textures, simply blend the chips together. Weird patterns are also achieved through this process. On the other hand, the extrusion machine is also designed to create filament from raw materials. The nozzle can be changed depending on the size you want to create.
This process is combined with the 3D Printing Technology. It is a great contribution to the technology not only in recycling old and used plastic wastes, but also in creating filament. There are still some open-sourcing processes being worked at to improve the plan and to make it more affordable and useful to a lot of people. The Precious Plastic wants this news to spread out so that it will reach other people who are interested in reducing the plastic wastes from the dump sites and for those who want to start building the machines to start the workshops.