Wednesday, April 13, 2011

recycled plastic sourcing: part1

bottles turn into pellets
pretty cool when u thin about how this can be re re re re re re used. but not indefinitely. it is more like a down cycling process. the plastic gets more fragile each time it gets reused.
raw cables...not quite but sort of :-)
a pile of scrap cable from a plant in china that i talked to regarding RE using old cables. turns out its probably going to be more similar to the plastic process. the melt this stuff down and then make new wire from it. in the picture it shows aluminum shielding and copper wire.