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How to Make String from Plastic Bottles

Posted in Videos » DIY   20 Jun 2014   / 8211 views

Recycling has never been more interesting!
 

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Right, because string is so expensive and difficult to find. Plus, the "string" is now non-recyclable, so it can now clutter up a landfill instead of being used for something new.
       
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srdavis37 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Pretty cool. Patrick, the string is still recyclable; it's still type 1 or 2.
       
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Most recycling centers won't accept plastics that are unmarked as to type. The resulting "string" here has to markings.
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
modern MRFs don't worry about a number that's stamped, anymore... they process the plastic (and glass) through ingenious means, such as lasers, magnetism, gravity, etc.
       
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Maybe by you they do. Here, if it doesn't have the symbol it gets rejected.
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
that's on your municipality. but the technology to do single stream recycling has been around for a while, and lots of places around the US partner with such facilities.
       
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We do have SSR, but they're very specific about the plastics they'll accept. And it has nothing to do with any municipality, it's a private contractor we hired.
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
SSR definitely varies in the range of materials accepted, as you'd expect. actually some MRF's are so full-service that they'll accept all waste and recycling together-- so if something's not recyclable it simply gets diverted to end-trash, where it can still be used to harvest clean-burning methane.

and yes, the municipality typically hires the contractor based on cost and availability. was i unclear on that...?
       
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Evidently it was me who was unclear. There is no municipality involved. I don't live in one. This is a private company I hired to take my trash and recycling.
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
ah, so there we are.
       
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Oh, yes please, can I have some shitty unusable "string"? Pretty please?
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool stuff... just understand that plastic disintegrates over time, especially when exposed to the elements. so... not sure if the furniture ideas are a good idea.
       














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