Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Home Plastic Recycler

Grinds up plastic containers and makes them into something else
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This appliance would be aimed at reducing the incredible amounts of space a plastic jug occupies. I realize many cities recycle, but bear with me. If we combine a small wood/plastic chipper, a heating element and a small robust mold a person could reduce their waste plastic bags and jugs into something small and useful. Like plastic golf tees, electrical socket plugs, kids toys, clothes pins. If the dies can be made cheap enough you could have a whole line of MIY (make it yourself) products.
TBK, Sep 25 2002

Personal Thermoplastic Recycler http://www.halfbake...oplastic_20Recycler
halfbaked [half, Sep 25 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       you put plastic in with glass, bliss?
po, Sep 25 2002
  

       we have heard of the concept of re-cycling but it ranks alongside mad cow disease and genetic engineering. I told my neighbour off yesterday for putting an old refrigerator in a skip but he just shrugged and said "its there now"
po, Sep 25 2002
  

       Drat, I knew I didn't look hard enough. Cudos to Imback for thinking of it first, it's an interesting idea.
TBK, Sep 25 2002
  

       <sweet sound of violins>
po, Sep 25 2002
  

       //kitties litter comes in giant 200lb plastic containers//
Shirley ewe geste - twenty, OK - but two hundred pounds?
thumbwax, Sep 26 2002
  

       Don't take her 'litterally'.
FarmerJohn, Sep 26 2002
  

       It only takes 4 delivery men, thumb.
PeterSilly, Sep 26 2002
  

       //something small and useful. Like plastic golf tees//   

       Sorta contradictory.
DesertFox, Oct 17 2006
  

       Only work with thermoform plastics. I doubt most people would know enough to separate out the correct plastics for this.
Galbinus_Caeli, Oct 17 2006
  
      
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