Recycling

The Eco Crab Way

Step 1: Collect the Plastic

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Beach Cleanups

We periodically organise beach cleanups on Greta Beach in a constant battle to keep up with all of the plastic being washed ashore from the wider Indian Ocean communities.

Recycling Bins

We provide recycling bins for our community members to drop off their recyclable plastic, which would otherwise just go to landfill

Step 2: Wash and Sort the Plastic

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Separate

Separate out the plastic from other recyclable material

Wash

Wash to remove all impurities such as sand from the beach and excess liquid from the community recycle bins

Sort

Sort the plastic by the plastic type and then by the colour.

Step 3: Shred

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Shred the Plastic

Use the Shredder to shred the different coloured plastics into the appropriately labelled container.

Step 4: Melt and Mould the Plastic

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Melt

Melt the plastic in through the heating coils, choosing the colours you want in the finished product as you go

Mould

The plastic feeds into a mould that will set over time

Celebrate

Admire the beautiful object that you have created from recycled plastic

Help Us Improve

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our techniques and discover how to recycle and use all 7 types of plastic, so if you have advice or have heard of exciting new recycling methods, let us know!