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Take plastic waste compact and reform it into, fence posts, landscaping timbers, many more..
Take plastic waste, all, in as is condition.
Reduce it in size. Place it in a mold.
Heat some while applying pressure;
Cool and a new product will come out of the mold as a
Landscaping timber, a fence posts, roof tiles, contention barriers, marina docks, light poles, pallets, walkways................what
have you, as the mold so will the product be.
$250,000 will get us started and going, 3 years will be ready to go into phase 2, and pay back initial injection of cash, globalization and diversification of the idea follows.
Redundant - Sep 2000
Good idea though [Danzarak, Mar 01 2002]
And baked anyway
[angel, Mar 01 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||You'd still need to sort and clean it, since impurities would affect its strength. And recycling plastic is unbelievably baked.
||Plastic waste is already being recycled here as landscaping timbers, so this is baked. Additionally, shredded polythene is mixed with sawdust to make boards for decks and walkways- never rots, never needs painting. Only drawback I see is that it is not as strong (in the load-bearing sense) as traditional lumber.