The Eco Crab Way
Step 1: Collect the Plastic
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.
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
Separate out the plastic from other recyclable material
Wash to remove all impurities such as sand from the beach and excess liquid from the community recycle bins
Step 3: Shred
Shred the Plastic
Use the Shredder to shred the different coloured plastics into the appropriately labelled container.
Step 4: Melt and Mould the Plastic
Melt the plastic in through the heating coils, choosing the colours you want in the finished product as you go
The plastic feeds into a mould that will set over time
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!