How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way

Turning old milk jugs and bottle caps into useable stock for making. In this short video I process a 2 milk bottles and about half a dozen bottle tops into a 1 1/2″ x 2″ x 5″ turning block.

You just as easily press this into sheet material for use in box inlays or scroll saw art. The possibilities are endless. The total processing time was under an hour from bottle to blank! Less than waiting for a glue up.

The result is a stunningly colorful blank!

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20 thoughts on “How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way”

  1. Moron how about tv broad cast on youtube contract if we convince youtube to let as have our own tv channel on the networks if we can

  2. Imagine if they could make a car body out of this?, imagine how much of a gimmick it would be selling a car that has a large recycled component to it, thats the car of the 21st century and it would be a billion dollar idea, the pure unrefined multi color would look amazing on a car and it could be painted or add color to the plastic during the recycling process

  3. If you here reading the comments would you please reply to mine. Do you think that bar will sink or float on water.

  4. Just try to find a recycling center on google earth… spending hours separating garbage that ends up in a landfill, We Should All Be Ashamed of Ourselves.

  5. What about pressing it into a mold to make a prosthetic finger? A friend lost part of her pinkie to a MRSA infection, and has to be able to type on a laptop all the time because of her job. She can't afford an expensive prosthetic. But I feel that one can be created by molding plastic and using a halter of some kind to secure it on her hand when she needs to work in the computer.

  6. Could you put the melted plastic into Bartol Plastic white piping that's bern split down the side to help release the 'cool temp plastic '? They would be ideal for pen blanks or blind, light, fan pulls turned on a lathe! BRILLIANT 👍😁👌

  7. Awesome video, I was wondering if you would happen to know, if you could use this to replace the resin on surf boards?


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