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Plastic waste to wealth

 
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Hello,

Any homegrown soutions practised by folks to deal with plastic waste generated on your homestead?

Regards,
Ashish
 
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I suppose the best idea is to avoid plastic in the first place. If you can’t, then ways to reuse as much as possible like yogurt pots reused as plant pots.
 
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I'm in two minds about reusing plastic, I do reuse by the way but I'm not sure I should. Here we can put all plastic into the recycling if it is clean, after I have used it as a plant pot or seed tray it is not clean and will not come clean so cannot be recycled, then it has to go and be burnt.
For many of us who do not live near a large town avoiding plastic is impossible.
 
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I’m thinking now I may have misread the original post. Judging by the thread title Ashish is looking for ways of turning his ‘Plastic waste’ into a revenue stream. Quite a different theme, and much more challenging perhaps.
I have seen various things from gift cards using found plastic as appliqué, to recycling marine waste into sunglasses. I think it will depend a lot on the sort of plastic you have available and what market you can reasonably reach.
 
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To earn money from plastic items from homesteads, to me these items would need to be made into useful items that can be sold.

Here are some threads that might offer some suggestions:

https://permies.com/t/recycling

https://permies.com/t/93124/ungarbage/Repurposing-plastic

https://permies.com/t/60183/ungarbage/Rural-recycling

Here are some examples of things made from plastic bottles:









Those are from this thread which has several other suggestions for plastic items:

https://permies.com/t/58146/ungarbage/Pioneers-Modern-Homestead-Trash

I am sure there are many other ways to use items of plastic to generate wealth.

 
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Check out EarthShips.  Thise folks use trash to build all sorts of things, including houses!
 
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