The Lakes Space Valuable Plastic Lab is internet hosting a particular vacation “make and take” occasion the place residents can come and find out about plastic waste and have interaction in some hands-on recycling and artwork.
The occasion will probably be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 3-5 p.m. on the Pope/Douglas Stable Waste Administration Administration Workplace/Family Hazardous Waste Facility, which is situated at 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria.
Valuable Plastic Lab is a plastic recycling makerspace situated within the Otter Tail County Recycling Heart that acquired began final yr because of a changemaker grant from West Central Initiative. Pope/Douglas is a monetary and contributing sponsor for the lab. The plastic lab has a shredder, compression oven, injection machine and molds, and extrusion machine that can be utilized to recycle waste plastic into objects like bowls, tiles, letters or artwork.
Valuable Plastic is a worldwide neighborhood of recycling innovators that present open-source designs for machines that may rework extraordinary plastic waste gadgets into helpful merchandise and artwork. Communities all around the world have Valuable Plastic workshops the place they accumulate plastic, shred plastic and create merchandise from recycled plastic.
The purpose of Valuable Plastic is to have individuals see plastic because the “treasured” useful resource that it’s as a substitute of one thing disposable by making sturdy and delightful objects out of waste plastic.