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100% Recycled Plastic Artisanal Soap Dishes

My goal is to solve our plastic problem, by making plastic clean up its own act.  I strive to use plastic that would otherwise be wasted, to make things that reduce the need for more plastic creation.

A real solution to our plastic crisis will be multi pronged and will address not only wasted plastic but also change human habits which create a lot of unnecessary waste from single use plastic.  My aim is to create things from this recycled plastic that will reduce the need for more single use plastic and other waste.  I would like plastic to clean up its own act!

Since plastic that has already been created from our precious resources will be with us for a long time, let’s treat it with the respect it deserves, and use it for things that we want to have around for a long time.

Working in my shed, I am slowly turning the heaps of recycled plastic I’ve amassed into my first creations – beautiful, unique and colourful soap dishes.

A quick overview of the process.  First, I collect used type 2 and 5 plastic locally, which I then clean by hand.  Next, I shred it into tiny pieces using a machine.  Finally, using another simple machine, I melt it and inject it into a soap dish mould.  I combine different colours from various sources of plastic, such as blue ice cream containers, red lids, or clear food containers, to create the unique soap dishes.

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