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Extruder
All other parts you nedd can you easily buy at our online-shop
The most parts of the machines are made with basic tooling and materials that should be easily available, wherever you live.
Build them yourself

Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. These lines can be used to make new raw materials such as 3d printing filament, make granulated plastic, spinned around a mold, or used by you in new and creative ways.

Injector
Compression

Plastic flakes are heated and injected into a mold. It’s a relatively quick process which is well suited for creating small objects repeatedly. You can make the molds completely yourself by using CNC mills or lathes, or by simply welding them.

Plastic is heated inside the oven and slowly pressed into a mold with a carjack. Well suited for making large and more solid objects, the oven itself is also a great machine for prototyping and making plastic tests with.

How to recycle plastic yourself

The step by step guide

The essential first

This project offers you the opportunity to...
...recycle plastic waste by your own
...start up your own little plastic recycling workshop
...create new products from recycled plastic.
(If you are looking for more inspirations click here)

Your first task:
Select one of these machines you would like to start with and click on the picture. In the next step you have to decide if you want to buy the complete DIY Recycling machine or whether you want to build it yourself.

 

Note: You can also rent this machines

  1. Build or buy the DIY Recyclingmachines

You have to make a decision if you want to buy the DIY Recyclingmachines or if you want to build the machines by your own.

The DIYRecy shredder:

​I prefer to start with the shredder because this maschin transform your plastic waste into plastic flakes which you can than use for the other machines. You can select the output size of these flakes by changing the sieve inside the machine to create different patterns and processes.

DIYRecy shredder
DIYRecy extruder

The DIYRecy extruder:

Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. These lines can be used to make new raw materials such as 3d printing filament, make granulated plastic, spinned around a mold, or used by you in new and creative ways.

The DIYRecy injector:

Plastic flakes are heated and injected into a mold. It’s a relatively quick process which is well suited for creating small objects repeatedly. You can make the molds completely yourself by using CNC mills or lathes, or by simply welding them.

The DIYRecy compressor:

Plastic is heated inside the oven and slowly pressed into a mold with a carjack. Well suited for making large and more solid objects, the oven itself is also a great machine for prototyping and making plastic tests with.