How to Mold

While there are numerous plastic manufacturing plants, it is possible to mold plastic on your own. Clean the plastic mold before you begin working with it. Use a spray water bottle to clean out the mold. You also want to make sure you are wearing rubber gloves and eye protection, as liquid plastic resin could lead to blindness if it were to splash into your eyes. Measure out the two parts of the resin into two different plastic cups that can be squeezed together to form a pouring spout. Use a spoon to insert a layer of liquid plastic in the bottom of the molds and then finish filling the mold by pouring from the cup. Smooth the resin even with the top of the plastic mold. Make sure you allow the mold to dry thoroughly before doing anything with the plastic. In no time, you’ll have your own plastic to be able to use whenever you wish for whatever purpose you want.

Use Less

In 2009, almost 30 million tonnes of plastic was thrown out, and only 7% of that number was recovered of recycling. To help protect the environment, there are many different ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce. For starters, stop using plastic straws. Purchase a glass straw or a reusable stainless steel straw. You should also use a reusable produce bag. A single plastic bag can take over 1,000 years to degrade! If you have an option, buy boxes instead of bottles, such as laundry detergent. Use a reusable container to store food like rice, pasta, and cereal. Not only do you save money, you also help save the amount of plastic you waste. Use a water bottle instead of plastic bottles, and avoid buying frozen foods. If you have a juicer, you can use fresh oranges and apples to make your own juice instead of buying bottles from the grocery store. You can take this one step further and make your own cleaning products as well. Lastly, if you do have plastic waste, make sure you recycle it!


Sell Your Extra Plastic

If you do have extra plastic, say because you recently completed a major home renovation or cleaned a lot of excess plastic from your garage, you could earn some quick cash by selling it. For starters, you will want to sort your scrap plastic, and write down what you have so you can inform any potential buyers. Wash all of the plastic in soapy water to get it clean. Buyers won’t want your plastic if it has grease or oil on it. If it is still dirty, you will need to re-wash it. Once all of your plastic is sorted and cleaned, you need to contact your local scrap metal dealers and local junk yards. These are the best options for selling your plastic locally. You can also search online for plastic buyers. Ask around before committing to a sale, because you may be able to find someone who will offer you more for your plastic, and it may even be more convenient of a location for you.