With the Project:
TRASH TO VALUE
This project involved the melting of 7 types of plastic waste using intensive radiation from the sun to make outdoor furniture. The plastic is melted at a temperature between 200 and 235 Celsius to make sticks for production. The project team gets the plastic for free and they sell the some of the collected waste PET bottles collected to buy raw materials for production as there is good collection system of PET in Vietnam.
Vietnam continues to record an increase in different types of plastic waste sent to landfills. This is because many waste collectors are not interested in collecting plastic sheets and styrofoam, because of the waste'sz, low density, although their price at the recycling business is higher than the price of other kinds of plastic.
The project team utilises PET plastic waste and other types of waste molten to make furniture. The plastic waste is molten at a temperature between 200 and 235 Degrees Celsius. The recycling facility is entirely off grid making it more energy efficient. The recycled plastic sticks manufactured are then used to make furniture which is sold to the market
The PP fabric and PE sheets used for production are not shredded but fed into the hopper as sheets, which makes the process 50 to 100 % faster than feeding shredded material without pressure feeding. The project team insulates the plastic mold with coconut fibre to keep it warm and the material flowing so that it will form usable sticks. The very dry coconut fibre can then be used to mix with LDPE for extrusion to make durable sticks for furniture production.
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