Re-Creation21 - Pro-Active Recycling

One of my ideas for recycling plastic from various plastic containers such as ice cream tubs (styrene type).

 This is a desk top paper weight, made from melted down plastic, following instruction supplied by Alternative Technology Centre at Hebden Bridge.

 

Plastic is melted down in an old saucepan, and then empted onto metal plate. Paperweight is built up as layers.

The paperweight was a secondary idea, as it had been hoped to pressed hot plastic into sheets, but it is not hot enough once it leaves saucepan (but can still burn - WARNING)