Today, there are businesses that have invented machinery that can transform plastic waste into products which are useful. The manufacture of these plastic recycling machines is beneficial to a community so that their plastic waste can be turned into other things which they can still use.
The plastic recycling machine is made with only basic tools and materials, and the company that has invented these machinery has opened their design to the public, sharing all the blueprints online with the aim that people all over the world can build a similar machine in their community and make use of them in their daily lives.
Four types of machine which function as extrusion, injection, compression, and shredder were developed for plastic recycling.
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With the extrusion machine, a continuous process is used where plastic flakes are inserted in the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. 3D printing filaments, granulates, or mold spinning are some of the applications where this line of plastic can be used.
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Small objects can be made from melted plastic and injected into molds, and this is how injection machine works. Milling or welding the molds can be done using CNC.
Compression machines function by heating the plastic inside an oven and slowly presses it into a mold with a carjack. The compression machine is ideal for making large and solid objects.
With the shredding machine, waste plastic is shredded into flakes which are then delivered to the other machines to be used in recycling plastic in other forms. The shredder has a sieve inside which can create different patterns and processes and if you change it you are able to change the output or the type and size of flakes that the shredder will produce.
The advantage of this is that people all over the world have access to tutorial on how to build these plastic recycling machine which they can watch over the internet, and not only will it teach you how to create these machine, it will also teach you how to create things out of the shredded waste plastic that you collect, and from them make something that is useful for your community.
If you already constructed your machine, you are not ready to create objects from the plastic wastes that you have gathered. Tools, lamps, everyday objects, and raw materials for other projects can be created from waste plastic through your newly made recycling machines. If you go online you will find people who are sharing with others their creations from recycled plastic made by the machines which they have also created themselves, thanks to the tutorial given for free. Some of the projects that are on display are expanding fruit bowls, custom knives, and parts washer prototypes.