PPRC Recycling Workshop
Using plastic collected during the Litter Pick at Tyrella Beach in June, PPRC ran a workshop in July to demonstrate the ease with which waste plastic may be reshaped and recycled. Once washed and chopped, a compression moulding process was used to produce a simple hexagonal coaster from different discarded polymer products such as bottles, fishing nets and rope.
Workshop participants included Dr Ahmed Osman, Research Fellow at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, who is working on the EPSRC ACCEPT project. Commenting afterwards, Dr Osman remarked how the workshop has inspired him to try different ideas, especially the recycling of the fishing net.