[Papercrete and Plastic Workshop]:

Unused materials from local sources are to be processed into a factory. The factory is for making construction materials and other things. Discussions will be focused on how to make components for low-cost dwellings, and related topics. The plastic workshop can function in a manner similar to the depictions on the previous page.

We conducted experiments with melting and reforming plastic at a factory in Monterrey. The aim was to turn collected PET bottles into non-standard shapes, for a door or roof for the [Collecting Material Dwelling #003], and carrying out the experiments in domestic environment.

A popular recycling method is to grind PET products and mix the resultant granulate with virgin PET resins, but the percentage of recycled granulate should be no more than 20%. High proportions of the ground granulate will cause variance in viscosity, color and odor. The experiments failed, in part due to the proportions used. There were other factors that made using the material complicated.




[Plastic Module Workshop]








[Cooking Dwelling]



Sorting bottle components .............................Granulated plastic

Adding grinded plastic ...................................Failed experiment



[Collected Material Dwelling, #002]

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