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Plastic Smithing: How To Make your own HDPE Plastic Anything (DIY plastic lumber)

How to make really good hard plastic while reusing and recycling plastic bags at home! Via this method, you can make ANYTHING you want to, out of hard, lightweight, real plastic that's astoundingly durable. It comes out very similar in texture to recycled plastic lumber. best of all, this method involves no fumes! I'm gonna show you how to make plastic wheels for your robot! I first heard about stewing plastic bags to make new things from Dave Huebsch's book " Village Assignment " a...

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Plastic Smithing: How To Make your own HDPE Plastic Anything (DIY plastic lumber)

Plastic Smithing: How to make your own HDPE Plastic Anything (DIY Plastic Lumber), instructions for recycling plastic "trash"

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Plastic Recycling Symbol 7 Number 7 Plastics Miscellaneous * Found in: Three- and five-gallon water bottles, 'bullet-proof' materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon * Recycling: Number 7 plastics have traditionally not been recycled, though some curbside programs now take them. * Recycled into: Plastic lumber, custom-made products

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What Plastic Recycling Codes Mean

Number 3 PlasticsV (Vinyl) or PVC Found in: Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, pipingRecycling: Rarely recycled; accepted by some plastic lumber makers. Recycled into: Decks, paneling, mudflaps, roadway gutters, flooring, cables, speed bumps, mats PVC is tough and weathers well, so it is commonly used for piping, siding and similar applications. PVC contains chlorine, so its…

Poly-wood Classic Adirondack Rocking Chair Eco-friendly product - "plastic lumber" made from bottle waste, such as milk and detergent bottles.

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