Mar 3, 2013

New process transforms old milk jugs into everything from lab equipment to cell phone cases

Turn trash into cash... and save energy
March 1, 2013 

To make the lab equipment on the right, Michigan Tech's Joshua Pearce first shredded milk jugs and then turned them into plastic filament. 

A 3D printer transformed the filament into a DremelFuge, a centrifuge for rotary tools. Credit: Sarah Bird/Michigan Technological University 

Suppose you could replace "Made in China" with "Made in my garage." Suppose also that every time you polished off a jug of two percent, you would be stocking up on raw material to make anything from a cell phone case and golf tees to a toy castle and a garlic press. 

Need more things like this to reuse waste... Monte

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