After watching a youtube video, I was inspired to give recycled plastic a go.
So we started collecting our milk cartons and other bits and pieces.
After a few learning experiences, we have now pretty much worked it out and are able to produce some interesting pieces.
We now use all of our plastic cartons (HDPE High-density polyethylene) and lids (LDPE Low-density polyethylene) as well as those of another 3 families who collect them for us. So it is doing a small bit toward reducing our waste.
After a series of processes, we have been using the result mostly for pens, but will make a few different items in the future.
On initial inspection from a distance they look like the usual acrylic resin pens that many people make. But when you get closer and get a feel of the product you immediately will notice the difference.
It has a sort of warm and soft feel for a hard substance. Hard to describe.