Clean-Ups / Events
What will be provided to collect the litter?
We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our attendees and want to ensure a fun and comfortable clean-up experience so we provide trash grabbers, gloves and a jute collection bag.
What items will be available for purchase?
At the Wild Plastic tent, we will have:
Exclusive Upcycled Products
Jute Shopping Bags
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Straw Combo Pack
What does Wild Plastic do with the recovered plastic and other material?
All plastic that we are able to upcycle will be processed by Wild Plastic. All other material will be sent to a general recycling facility.
Does Wild Plastic use virgin plastic to create its upcycled products?
Absolutely not, purchasing plastic would go against our core principles. Our main goal is to eliminate plastic waste from the wild and prevent any additional fossil fuel based plastic from being produced. All upcycled items are made from 100% recycled plastic, either removed from the wild or intercepted from going to a landfill.
How do you get the color in your products?
The colors in all upcycled plastic products are the colors directly from the plastic we find. No dyes or paint are used. This is why custom color requests can be difficult as we only use what we recover. However, we can blend primary colors to create other colors, similar to paint.
What machines do you use to create these?
We have a shredder for minimizing the plastic for processing, an extrusion machine to produce filament to wrap around custom molds (Baskets, Bowls, Planters), and an injection machine that manually forces the molten plastic into custom molds (Coasters).
What type of plastic is mostly used in your creations?
While P.E.T. (Polyethylene terephthalate) is the most commonly recovered plastic, used in water bottles, it is actually the most difficult to process. So H.D.P.E. (High Density Polyethylene), L.D.P.E. (Low Density Polyethylene) and P.P. (Polypropylene) are our favorite to work with as they are less sensitive to external conditions such as moisture and temperature.
Most plastic bags are L.D.P.E., can you process them?
Unfortunately, plastic bags and other plastic film cannot be processed by the shredder. Our solution to that is the Plastic Film Bank found in our Marketplace.
Do you accept custom color requests?
Due to the fact that we only use the plastic we recover from the wild, custom color orders, at this time, are not possible. However, we are working on creating a custom color order system.
Do you use any plastic in your packaging?
We go the extra nautical mile to ensure zero plastic is used in our in our "Alternatives" and "Upcycled" product packaging. Only crinkle cut paper made from 100% recycled paper made here in the U.S.A. is used for product protection while shipping. None of those products will contain plastic film.
Can I pick up my order instead of paying for shipping?
At this time, order pick-up is not permitted. However, it is possible to avoid shipping by attending our events and purchasing them there or taking advantage of our Free Shipping promotions. You can subscribe to be notified of them and when and where we'll be next.