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    Stalkmarket 100% Compostable Sugar Cane Fiber Hinged Container, Large 1-Compartment, 200-Count Case - TheLotusGroup - Brand You Can Trust
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welcome to wild plastic

RID THE WILD

Plastic's in a lot of places it shouldn't be. With over 14 Billion pounds of garbage entering the oceans each year and 90% of that being plastic it's never been a better time to turn our attention to the effects that these petrochemical-based polymers are having on our marine environment.

So we create awareness by organizing beach clean-ups to rid the wild of plastic to make a difference at the ground level, literally. If you're local, you'll even see our team walking the beach in-between events cleaning up our shores.

UPCYCLING

Plastic recovered and intercepted from the wild supplies us with the raw material we need to turn a single-use polluting object into a more valuable, household item. We call it upcycling.

Everything here is very unique and handmade from 100% locally-recovered plastic with our custom shredder, injection and extrusion machines. First, we clean and categorize the plastic by type and color, then shred it to bits, and either extrude it or inject it into a mold. The final result product possibilities are endless.

Through this process the plastic now has an end-of-life point and should never see a landfill or an ocean. 

HOW WE UPCYCLE

1. CLEAN, SORT & SHRED

The recovered plastic waste is de-labeled, cleaned and sorted by type and color. Then, with extreme caution, the plastic is loaded into the shredder and shredded into flakes by 14 stainless steel blades. Powered by a 3HP electric motor and a Variable Frequency Drive (for managing R.P.M.) we can create the torque needed to process any plastic with a maximum thickness of 2mm.

Any finished product that does not meet our standards can also put back in the shredder to be processed again, ensuring zero-waste.

2. CREATE

The shredded pieces are loaded into either the extrusion or injection machine's hopper to be extruded around a custom mold or injected into a mold (ex. coasters). The plastic is then forced through a barrel wrapped in 4 heaters at high heat. HDPE, for example heats up to 450ºF.

Coming out of the nozzle is melted plastic filament to be made into countless valuable items. We can mix different colors of plastic to make new color variations, similar to paint. We never use any dyes or other additives. The plastic contracts as it cools so we have to use special molds to ensure we can remove the completed piece or else it must be cut off. Bonding to itself within minutes, a durable and solid object is now created.

3. A PERMANENT ITEM

After the finished product is tested for strength and inspected, the Wild Plastic logo (also made from extruded recycled plastic) is applied and is now ready to be added to our store.

​We have now completed the cycle of turning a plastic item that did or could have harmed hundreds of marine life into a household item that doesn't ever need to be discarded.

To see what we create, check out the Upcycled section of our Marketplace!

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