Waste Plastic BUSINESSES – UpCycles

more business/project examples
Plus some market reminders

In this post:
Not all bio-plastics decompose in any situation!,
The Unexpected Boom In Startups!!!
Precious Plastic businesses populating the world – Map
Such a great variety of products and production models
Plastic 3D printing – demo?
…a list at the bottom of other posts about Waste Plastic

above image: Ruben Thier

Infographic: The Countries Banning Plastic Bags | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

It’s going to take time before the world stops using the plastic that does not decompose.

Not all bio-plastics decompose in any situation!
We have to be careful how we throw away.

Why “Biodegradable” Isn’t What You Think

You care about the planet, and would like to avoid bottles and other goods made of single-use plastic. But it’s complicated.
Choosing products with packaging that claims to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” might mean that they degrade only under special conditions, and could complicate recycling efforts, said Jason Locklin, the director of the New Materials Institute at the University of Georgia. “It’s tremendously confusing, not just to the consumer, but even to many scientists,” he said.
Here are four examples of the kinds of products you might see on supermarket shelves or at the takeout counter. It’s not an exhaustive list, but one that can give you a sense of the issues that people face.
Corn-based plastic; PLA
Paper, kind of; paper+ plastic
Fiber; bagasse
Bacteria do the work; PHA

Not the old days….glass bottles, ceramic dishes, paper straws. All of this new stuff has not been standardised and we have to be careful what we do with it. Throwing stuff away is not that simple.

It’s going to take time before the world stops using plastic bottles that do not decompose.

Infographic: Which Countries Have Bottle Deposit Systems? | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

room for lots of business!

UpCycle Waste Plastic businesses
help planet Earth deal with Waste.

Room for a lot of people to start-up.

The Unexpected Boom In Startups

November 10, 2020 – NPR … Every new business that hires workers, has to apply for an employer identification number with the government, and when the coronavirus pandemic began, the data showed what you might expect – a collapse in new business applications. But then, about six weeks into the pandemic, the numbers started rising.

And then the new business applications just kept rising. The third quarter of 2020 is the highest quarter of applications ever seen. [People have been making plans!]

and

Look at all the Waste Plastic businesses that are already populating the world.

No significant reduction in the amount of waste around us. THERE IS LOTS OF ROOM FOR WASTE PLASTIC BUSINESS!

The idea of prototypes comes to mind. Using Waste Plastic is a Resource! So you have an idea for a product or something you would like to design and maybe produce. Maybe use Waste Plastic to try out your idea. If you don’t want to set up your own shop, find a Precious Plastic workshop near you and work out your ideas with them.

We are Precious Plastic a global community of hundreds of people working towards solutions to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free, open source.
……So everyone can start their own waste plastic businesses (yes, you too!).
Scary? This short video will give you lots and lots of courage!

2 minutes – Precious Plastic Universe: a big bang for plastic recycling

Such a great variety of products…..
you name it!

DENISE J. REYTAN

waste plastic businesses
https://www.reytan.de/

Workshops and INTERNSHIPs at Denise J. Reytan – We offer a 3 – 5 months internship for motivated, enthusiastic Design- or Marketing-people. Get in touch with us under [email protected] and send us your portfolio. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



Gomi Portable Chargers
powered by repurposed waste batteries and
handmade from ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste

A successful Kickstarter campaign!

waste plastic businesses
https://www.gomi.design/portablecharger/p/gomi


We, at GOMI, envisage a waste-free future, where high-performance products are made to be modular, and where all materials maintain infinite value.

To achieve this future, we need to work with you.

Has your organisation got a passion to create change in the world? Do you envisage alternative uses for your company’s waste material? We can work together to co-create bespoke new products for your brand, manufacture technical components for existing products, or sculpt one-off luxury art pieces that’s sole purpose is to look outstanding.
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From Precious Plastic: Make an HDPE Knife Brothers Make



From chipping stone to melting waste plastic…….

waste plastic businesses
Make an HDPE Knife They show you the whole process on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxjJP2sla9A&t=2s (11:15 minutes)
At the end of which they show you that it cuts all sorts of food.

Gjenge Makers


Ms. Nzambi Matee
“I am acting for Nature…by turning plastic pollution into a building solution.”
UN Environment Programme,
Young Champions of the Earth,
Winner for Africa 



Gjenge Makers is a social enterprise whose aim is to address the need for sustainable and affordable alternative construction materials in Kenya and the Continent. Our vision is majorly aligned with four Sustainable Development Goals numbers 8,9,11 and 13. Our initial output are innovations derived from recycled plastics to produce paving blocks, paving tiles and manhole covers. 
We collate waste plastics and process these using the latest cutting-edge technologies to mix the recycled plastic with sand to form a mixture which we mold into our various products.




From Precious Plastic: Alumoulds

waste plastic businesses




With this How-to, how you can make your mould to inject a “hands free” door handle – to help stop the spread of COVID-19! Download and mill the moulds !

AluMoulds

♻️ moulds for precious plastic machines , epoxy moulds, ♻️ plastic production
email: [email protected]





And from the Precious Plastic workshops: interlocking bricks



Make an interlocking brick System
Here we’ll show you how to make a brick using the injection machine and the mould we designed in Chiangmai, Thailand. A beautiful, functional model. You can use the sections for flower planters. Here are all the instructions, etc.




Direct Ocean Waste Plastic Business

recycled plastic Hurray for planet Earth

Choose your pick:  4Ocean or the Ocean Cleanup’s interceptor or any of the many organizations worldwide that collect plastics in rivers and on beaches, before the plastic can get into the ocean. These are very important operations and they are looking for more people who want to work with them and/or operate their collection machines!
Ocean Cleanup’s Sun Glasses is another project that uses waste plastic.



BATOKO:

We’re Rubbish. Literally!
RECYCLED PLASTIC SWIMWEAR
Keeping Plastic Out of Landfill And Our Oceans

waste plastic swimwear

Our swimwear is made from recycled plastic waste intercepted before headed for landfill and our oceans. We believe that up-cycling and recycling waste into products and tools that are useful, valuable and reusable could play a huge part in the clean-up and overall reduction of waste pollution going forward. Recycling may not save the planet, but when done in a considered way, it is one of many solutions we can utilise right now in the present. It not only helps reduce consumption of new raw materials, it also helps reduce energy usage, as well as reducing air and water pollution from landfills and marine waste.



ecoplastic products of delawarea Community Project

2:24 minutes … Eco Plastic Products of Delaware is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collects discarded plastic and converts into useful and sustainable products for our community.

A community project can turn into big Waste Plastic business.

CR Plastic Products – Stratford, Ontario – Recycled …
We use high density (HDPE) plastic, grind it up, and blend it together with pigment. HDPE plastic is common in bottle caps, milk jugs and orange juice containers.
Ice River Springs is a water bottling company with a plastics recycling operation, manufacturing recycled P.E.T. into 100% recycled bottles using state-of-the-art equipment. Together, Ice River Springs and C. R. Plastics have created a circular economy where used plastics can be transformed into beautiful recycled outdoor furniture, ensuring that post-consumer plastics are recycled, reused and repurposed into sustainable products.



Net from the Ocean BureoSkate Boards

Bureo recycles fishing nets by turning them into cool skateboards. Each skateboard needs 30 square feet of fishing nets. The boards are designed in collaboration with Carver Skateboards. Besides the eco-friendly material, the boards are constructed for a lifetime of riding. All skateboards are made in California.” The reverse king pinned Carver CX truck system allows the rider to pump the board like a surfboard, bridging the gap between surfing and skating.”
Bureo is working with industry leaders to incorporate NetPlus materials into their supply chains. 


WharfWarp

waste ocean net products

WharfWarp
Our stats as of 12/31/2019:
151,303 feet of rope has been woven. That’s over 28 miles of rope, weighing about 4,539 pounds!
It all began in 2016.  We’d gathered some old unwanted rope from a local wharf, created a few items and successfully sold them at a local craft show.  With much encouragement and enthusiasm from customers and other vendors we decided to make a go of it.  And so evolved WharfWarp.

Our workshop is equipped with self-made jigs for weaving, tools for cutting, joining and finishing rope, a pellet stove to warm us and lots of podcasts for amusement.



Precious Plastic Users

Update Liati Wote plastic recycling program March 2020

A year since we had been in Liati Wote, Ghana, and, although we have had many updates and pictures throughout the year, it was great to see, with our own eyes, all the things that have been done. Many waste bins in the village and along the trails to Mount Afadjato and the Tagbo Falls, real nice mural paintings and a room full with stored plastic that has been picked in the village and on the trails.
Water sachets – The water sachets (and there are many of them in and around Liati Wote) can be cleaned and cut open to obtain sheets of plastic. With a sewing machine the plastic sheets can be sewed together to be transformed into products. Or, using an iron, they can be melted together to get thicker, stronger plastic sheets that, again, can be used to make products.
We have invested in a sewing machine (with accessories) and in an iron and Gideon Dodea has, with the help of a Dutch volunteer, learned to use the sewing machine. In only three days, he has made a shopping bag, a complicated toiletries bag and a sun cap. In the coming months he will develop his skills and teach these skills to inhabitants that are interested in the process of creating things out of plastic. The Sanitation Committee is involved in selecting the first seamstresses and tailors who are interested and would like to learn some of these skills.The final goal is selling the products to generate income for the project. check this:



Take clean, dry waste plastic to a 3-D printer in 4 steps.

5:02 minutes … Better Future Factory

CHALLENGE
EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT THE VALUE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING IN A FUN WAY
OUTCOME
THE WORLD’S FIRST INSTALLATION WHERE PEOPLE THEMSELVES CAN EXPERIENCE WASTE INTO A 3D PRINTed object
STATUS
AVAILABLE AROUND THE WORLD


plastic product


GoDonut ??????
StandSquare ? HoldHeart? TalkTriangle?
It is used to hold a smartphone or tablet in an upright position.
This product is apparently patented, but it seems to me that the basic idea could take a number of different shapes and be a good – waste plastic – project?


Remember to Close-the-Loop

in Precious Plastic’s chapter: Designing for Recycled Plastic
You are reminded that, even here, we need to think about what customers do after they are finished using your product.

Make it circular
What does being “circular” mean?
Circularity is considering the entire life cycle of a product in the very beginning. It means designing products that are made up of recyclable materials and/or that can be clearly recycled (including disassembly and separation of materials). It means designing out waste and considering all materials to be sourced from or sent to other uses. …
… where are the materials sourced from? what are the byproducts of production? what is the realistic lifespan of this new product? How can it be recycled, disassembled or reused? If you’re interested in this topic, Cradle to Cradle is an excellent [source for this information].


We have a long way to go to rid the world of all the non-biogradable plastic in the world. It will take years! But, bottom-line, our goal is to replace it all with something like plastic that closes the loop. “Something that does what nature does.
Circular: Harvest, Make, Harvest again unless it really decomposes!

That “something” is coming sooner than we think….

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Newlight Technologies, Inc.

Every day, microorganisms in the ocean eat methane and carbon dioxide as food, and turn it into a biomaterial called PHB. Since it is meltable, PHB can be used as a replacement for plastic, fiber, and even leather.

So, our founding goal was simple: mimic this natural process on land. Our aim: produce:
a cost-effective, 
high-performance, 
ocean-degradable, 
carbon-negative biomaterial.

After 10 years of research,  we were able to do that.
As a result, we can melt AirCarbon and cool it into everything from fiber and sheet to solid parts, and use it to replace things like synthetic plastic.

Thanks, nature.
Because AirCarbon is PHB and PHB is natural, nature knows what to do with it, and consumes it as food for regrowth, like a leaf falling in the forest. With AirCarbon, we have the opportunity to recycle the same way nature recycles: anaerobically digesting it into greenhouse gas, and using that gas to make new AirCarbon.  

It is the kind of future we are working to make happen, and a future that AirCarbon enables.

We humans are going to learn how to
harmonize with planet Earth!

Posts about Plastic Waste:
Waste Plastic Upcycle Businesses – Opportunities, Opportunities!
Hurray For Planet Earth! And Democracy!
Waste Plastic BUSINESSES – UpCycle
COVID 19 Waste – Pick It Up Off The Street!
Recycling Grants/Funding For Waste Plastic
The Collapsable Coffee Cup Wars

Waste Plastic – Business Success Stories


and Following the Ocean Cleanup project……………
Plastic in the Oceans >> Ocean Cleanup!  
System 001/B – Ocean Cleanup – Update
Ocean Cleanup >> Is Beginning To Clean-Up!
INTERCEPTOR™ Jobs! Business!, +1000+ Jobs!
There Is Only One Good Thing About That Idiot In The White House, Exiting The Paris Agreement….


More waste ideas:
Harvesting Waste Ideas. Waste Rushes? NOW!
The University Of Exeter – Business Consulting, Materials Testing
Africa For Small Businesses – Opportunities, Opportunities !
Eco-Printing & Packaging EQUIPMENT
Eco-Plastic
Hard-To-Recycle Waste – What Do You Have? What Are You Looking For?
Wasterush Tools! Right To The Point!

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