If you are remotely aware of your surroundings, especially in a highly populated area, you probably have recognized the importance of recycling. However, most cities only offer one small recycle bin, forcing you to throw away excess recyclable material. That material goes on to be thrown into the overflowing landfills that riddle the United States and the world, or litered directly into the ocean.
In fact it is estimated that where currents collide in the Pacific ocean there is a “vortex” of plastic nearly twice the size of the state of Texas. This growing plastic vortex devastates ocean wildlife and becomes more and more impossible to clean every day.
Precious Plastics offer a solution to this problem. This revolutionary non-profit company offers instructions to build simple machines that let you recycle from home.
By following their directions you can create a multitude of useful items using the extra plastic you use daily. These items range from plates and cups to crude materials, all created from melting down and reforming your unwanted plastic waste.
http://preciousplastic.com/en/ <—- Is their website.
On this site you can find what they call a “blueprint” for recycling at home.
Here is an example of some of the things you can create.
It looks very complicated, but videos on the website break it down to make it quite simple. For those of you who are not mechanically inclined you likely know someone with the small amount of skill it requires to build these machines, or could hire someone.
Obviously this is significantly more work then simply throwing your plastic into the bin. But the good news is there’s potential for monetary profit with Precious Plastic machines.
By selling raw materials or other products the recycle machines produce, you can potentially produce a small income. In other words you can get paid to be responsible and save the environment.